1:21 PM PT — Another major organization is going after Watson … saying the QB is clearly unapologetic for his alleged sexual misconduct — and it showed during his presser on Thursday.
“Deshaun Watson had a chance to show he could change, and he immediately blew it,” Scott Berkowitz, the president of The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), said.
“His comments to the media make clear that he doesn’t really accept any responsibility for his actions, and that he still doesn’t understand how much harm he caused, or the impact on the dozens of survivors he hurt.”
One of the biggest women’s organizations in the country is furious over Deshaun Watson‘s 11-game suspension and fine … telling TMZ Sports the new punishment simply isn’t sufficient.
The NFL appealed Robinson’s decision … and on Thursday, the league reached a settlement with Watson — an 11-game ban and $5 million fine (which will be combined with the league and Browns’ contribution to women’s charities) … and requiring the QB to attend professional evaluations, and a treatment program.
Despite the longer punishment, N.O.W. president Christian Nunes says the suspension is still “nowhere near enough,” … nor is the fine, considering Watson’s massive $230 million salary.
“That $5 million represents 2.1739% of Watson’s new $230 million contract with the Cleveland Browns,” Nunes tells us, “which was negotiated after more than two dozen women had accused the star athlete of sexual misconduct.”
“What is the point of a $5 million fine to Deshaun Watson — or to the NFL, which made an estimated $9.8 billion during the 2021 season, and more than $15 billion the season before?”
Nunes added … “Women need more than empty words and half-measures. The culture of toxic masculinity within the NFL must change — NOW. Deshaun Watson’s career and wealth won’t be damaged by this decision—unlike the dozens of women he has irreparably harmed.”