Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will miss the first six games of his first season with the team after the National Football League handed down a suspension Monday.
Watson had settled 23 of the 24 civil cases against him—accusations ranging from inappropriate behavior to sexual assault—when Disciplinary Officer Sue L. Robinson issued her ruling.
It was the culmination of a 15-month investigation and three-day hearing. Watson, who last played for the Houston Texans, has denied all charges, and two grand juries declined to indict him.
Newsweek previously reported on the numerous allegations against Watson, including a pattern of accusations that he had exposed himself to multiple massage therapists without consent and in some cases maneuvered his body so that they would have to touch his penis.
Sports Twitter had no shortage of reactions after the decision went public.
The Wall Street Journal reported in June that the NFL had recommended a permanent suspension for Watson. The Browns have three days to file an appeal. If it does not, Watson is expected to serve the six-game suspension.
Newsweek reached out to representatives for Watson and the NFL for comment.