Deshaun Watson’s contract could be delayed by a year, according to the report

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The NFL is preparing for an “indefinite suspension” against Deshaun Watson, according to the statement Wall Street Journalmeaning the Browns quarterback could take a significant financial hit if suspended.

Discussions reportedly included the possibility of Watson’s contract with Cleveland being postponed by a year if he is suspended for the entire season. Shortly after the Harris County grand jury returned nine “no” bills to nine criminal charges against the quarterback, Cleveland traded for Watson and signed a five-year contract worth a guaranteed $230 million. A clause built into the contract stipulates that Watson will lose just $55,556 for every game he suspends this season.

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