Cleveland Browns General Manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski emphasize many times in Steps are they are comfortable with the club’s controversial deal for star midfielder Deshaun Watson, who continues to face 22 civil lawsuits related to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Watson has repeatedly maintained his innocence, and two grand juries were elected to fight criminal charges against him. However, two of the women suing him were featured on the latest issue of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that airs Tuesday nights. Every Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, on Wednesday, Stefanski admitted that he doesn’t watch the HBO show.
“I read about it,” Stefanski commented. “We’ve done a lot of work on that. Like we said, we’ve done a lot of work on Deshaun’s people. Legal proceedings are ongoing, an investigation is ongoing so I will would not comment further on that. We understand, in that regard, it is something that we will address as these proceedings continue.”
Like Mike Florio of PFT note, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters Tuesday that the league is “near the end of the investigation phase.”
The Browns have a journey prepared by Jacoby Brissett start if Watson isn’t available to play for any part of the campaign, but they haven’t found a willing commercial partner either. Accept former starter Baker Mayfield and $18.858 million in fully guaranteed salary he owes for 2022.