The final Deshaun Watson ruling is out. The controversial quarterback is slated to miss the first 11 games of the season but will be back playing football in just a few months. While his punishment is already settled – an increase from the original six-game ban – Watson continues to assert that while he is willing to serve the sentence, that doesn’t mean he’s guilty.
In his immediate reaction to the media following the announcement of the revised punishment, Deshaun Watson did offer an apology but still stands firm on his innocence. He accepted the final punishment without pushback particularly because that puts an end date to the ongoing saga he’s gone through for over a year – and not because he did anything wrong.