RAINN Statement on NFL’s 11 Week Suspension of Deshaun Watson

Washington, D.C. - RAINN released the following statement after the NFL announced Deshaun Watson’s eleven-game suspension following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Watson:

“Deshaun Watson had a chance to show he could change, and he immediately blew it. 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.” - Scott Berkowitz, president, RAINN.

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline offers free, confidential, 24/7 support at 800.656.HOPE (4673) and online.RAINN.org.



RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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