NFL Twitter reacts to Deshaun Watson's new suspension: 'Still feels light'

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson responds to questions during a press conference following the announcement of his 11-game suspension at the NFL team's training facility in Berea on Thursday. Photo credit Jeff Lange / USA TODAY NETWORK

The NFL announced on Thursday that it was increasing the suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson from six games to 11 games.

The suspension also comes with a $5 million fine and an agreement for Watson to undergo counseling after violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy following allegations of sexual assault and misconduct from two dozen massage therapists.

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Thursday’s decision likely marks the end of a year-plus long controversy surrounding Watson, who has not played since 2020 and was traded to the Browns amid the league’s investigation and civil lawsuits filed against the quarterback.

Yet, while the suspension was increased after independent arbiter Sue Robinso’s decision earlier this month, many fans and media still scoffed at the 11 games Watson was receiving and voiced their opinions on it on social media.

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