“Long history of double standards towards women,” Twitter responds to Deshaun Watson’s meager 6-game ban despite sexual harassment allegations by 24 women
The Deshaun Watson saga is finally over. The quarterback faces only a 6-game suspension, a ruling that has raised age-old questions about the NFL’s injustice toward women.
Disciplinary Commissioner Sue L.Robinson ruled that while Watson violated the league’s conduct policy, the sexual harassment allegations against him did not fall into the category of violent sexual conduct. That ruling came on the basis that 24 women accused Watson of sexual harassment while he was with the Houston Texans.
The NFL recommended that Watson be suspended for the entirety of the 2022 regular and postseason, but that shouldn’t come much to the disappointment of many fans, who brought up the long history of double standards the NFL has shown towards women.
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Deshaun Watson will only miss the first 6 games of the 2022 season despite being accused of sexual harassment by 24 different women
In contrast to Deshaun Watson’s insufficient ban, we can even take a look at the bans that have been handed out to players in the past and a pattern isn’t very hard to spot. Players were fined very heavily for crimes unrelated to women, but the same was not true for scenarios involving injustices against women.
Josh Gordon was banned for the better part of 6 years for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, while legend Tom Brady was also banned back in 2016 for his role in the Deflategate scandal, completing the 2022 season for betting on pre-season games, including the own team.
Compared to the bans above, Deshaun Watson’s 6-game no-fine ban seems a very insignificant one considering a whopping 24 women have sued him for sexual harassment. Greg Hardy, who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, saw his sentence reduced from 10 games to just 4 games in 2015.
However, the NFL still has a chance to reassure fans about their attitude towards women if they can successfully appeal the length of Watson’s suspension in the next three days. If the appeal is successful, it would give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell an opportunity to change the verdict and potentially give the quarterback a larger sentence.
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