Cleveland Browns player is suspended
Disciplinary action has been taken against Deshaun Watson. The Cleveland Browns player is suspended without pay for 11 games and fined $5 million. Watson signed a contract with the Browns worth a whopping $230 million for 5 years. He must also undergo treatment. Could he be a victim of his own celebrity?
Watson is accused of sexual misconduct during massages. 24 women accused him of coercive and lewd behavior. He settled 23 of those cases. Two Grand juries in Texas declined to charge Watson. A retired Judge appointed buy the NFL and the Players Association determined that Watson violated the League’s personal conduct policy.
it gets a little confusing
Watson was grateful the process was over and for the support he received. He also said that he was sorry for any pain that he may have caused and he takes accountability for his decisions. This could be a hypocrisy of the day. He goes on to say that he is innocent and that settlements doesn’t make a person guilty.
all over the place
Our opinion is all over the place with this one. We stopped watching the NFL a few years ago. Kneeling during the National Anthem left a very foul taste in our mouths. These people are payed crazy money to play a game and entertain. If these players want to take a political stance, they should do it on their own time.
We also feel that people put way too much stock into the opinions of entertainers. These people have opinions like everyone, but their wealth and celeb status doesn’t make their opinions weigh more than everyone else. Our society has put them in high regard, too high. Their opinions should not be worth more than an average American. Because of this, celebs have developed an overexaggerated sense of their own self worth.
the personal conduct code
On the one hand we understand why they have this code, children look up to these players. They are held to a higher standard. Maybe that should go back onto the parents. Parents should explain that entertainers are just that, entertainers. They are no more important than anyone else.
If what one does on their own time is critical to society, shouldn’t it pertain to everyone? If you work in the fast food industry and you smack your wife, you’re fired. How about a steel worker that is caught cheating on his spouse for the um-teenth time, should he be fired? We are not so sure that employers should be the guardians of their employees down time. This seems to happen only in the sports and entertainment industry, that we are aware of.
There are a whole lot of slime balls in the world. Is it fair that the only ones held accountable are the entertainers? Why is this? Is it because they are more important than everyone else?
It sounds like Watson committed a criminal act. Or did he? Two Grand juries let him go. That is how the criminal justice system is suppose to work. One is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. Also, because of Maralago and every other crime Trump has been accused of, one is not suppose to targeted and then try and find a crime. One should commit the crime first.
Like it or not, sometimes criminals are let go. Now, was Watson not indicted because of his important status? Or is there just not enough evidence?
could he be a victim
That may sound stupid, but is he? The me too movement did more harm to society than good. Our justice system was not set up to believe every accuser, no matter what, simply because she is a woman. Is it so hard to believe that people sometimes lie? Sometimes, people are just down right vengeful and or scorned. And sometimes, people are greedy. As much as we don’t care a whole lot about celebs and their status here, it sometimes is used against them. If someone is famous and wealth, they can become targets of greed.
here we are
This leads to more questions than answers. The NFL became woke. That was the proverbial straw for us. Team names being racist, stupid. Kneeling during the National Anthem, disgraceful. We really don’t care if the NFL wants to police their players personal lives. Isn’t it, in some way, unconstitutional or unlawful to hold someone responsible for behavior that is simply distasteful to some.
Is it a crime to be a creep or vile? Should a man be held accountable for a crime the law says he didn’t commit? If he committed a crime, have him arrested. These women didn’t do that, they settled for money. That implies greed, even if not the case. He maintains his innocence. If you believe in the rule of law, he should be not guilty until proven otherwise. Look what the Democrats tried to do to Judge Kananaugh.