An 11-game suspension was agreed upon by the NFL and NFL Players Association.

Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, was fined $5 million. 

Initial punishment for alleged misbehaviour was a six-game ban for Watson, who also consented to the settlement.

However, because of Watson's "predatory behaviour," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pushed for a full-season suspension and the fine.

In March, Watson traded to Cleveland.  

Women filed 24 claims against Watson, alleging sexual harassment during massage treatments. He resolved 23 of these lawsuits. 

He previously agreed to a five-year, $230 million contract. 

The judgement ends the appeals process, and the league says no further legal action will be taken.

On November 28, Watson will be eligible for reinstatement. The 17-game NFL season kicks off on September 8. 

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