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Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5million fine to avoid missing the entire season, it was reported on Thursday.
Watson, who is facing a potential yearlong ban for sexual misconduct, would agree to a lesser penalty in a settlement, according to The Associated Press, who spoke to a person familiar with his defense, on the condition of anonymity.
The biggest question is whether the NFL would make this compromise.
A settlement has always been possible, but it's not clear if the sides are in active discussions.
The league is seeking a minimum suspension of 17 games, a significant fine over $5 million and wants Watson to be required to undergo evaluation and treatment as determined by medical experts before he could be reinstated.
Deshaun Watson is willing to accept an eight-game suspension and a $5m fine, say reports
The 26-year-old quarterback was handed a six-game game last week by Sue L. Robinson
An independent arbitrator suspended Watson, accused of lewd sexual behavior during massage appointments with two dozen women while he played for the Texans,