Nick Chubb posts about Deshaun Watson’s trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas for his Browns offensive teammates

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Deshaun Watson’s trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas for his Browns offensive teammates began Thursday, as seen on Nick Chubb’s Instagram story.

Watson chartered a private jet for about 30 of his offensive teammates to the luxury resort in Nassau for three or four days of training and team building, a source told cleveland.com. The trip will include daily training at a nearby soccer field, as well as private group breakfasts and dinners, the source said. Players will have time off to take advantage of the resort’s many amenities, but the idea is to do a good job on the pitch and build team bonds.

Baker Mayfield, who is still on the roster, did not make the trip, a source said.

The trip comes immediately after Watson was questioned Monday through Wednesday in Houston by NFL investigators as part of their ongoing review of 24 massage therapists accusing him of sexual misconduct, including 22 who have civil lawsuits pending. .

The investigation is being led by NFL attorney Lisa Friel, and discipline will initially be determined by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email response Tuesday that there was no timeline for a decision on penalties, which may include a limited or indefinite suspension, fine or a combination of the two, or banishment from the NFL with the option to reapply. Discipline may also include a probationary period with conditions that must be met for reinstatement or continued participation.

If Watson appeals the decision, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or his designate may rescind or modify the discipline as he sees fit, and his decision will be final. If Watson is suspended for all or part of the 2022 season, replacement quarterback Jacoby Brissett will start in his place.

Luckily for the Browns, they have arguably the easiest first four games on the 2022 schedule, with dates in Carolina, at home to the Jets and Steelers, and at the Falcons. McCarthy told cleveland.com in an email response last week that Watson’s possible suspension had no bearing on the Browns’ schedule creation.

Acquired in a trade from the Texans on March 18 with a sixth-round pick for three first-round picks and three more picks, Watson has plenty of money to pay for the trip to the Bahamas after the Browns signed him to a record NFL’s $230 million fully-guaranteed five-year contract.

The trip was Watson’s idea to foster camaraderie and timing with his new teammates, including the Browns’ other major addition in wide receiver Amari Cooper. It included offensive linemen as well as talent players, and everyone quickly agreed to attend.

Next up for the Browns will be the start of organized team activities next week at the team’s headquarters in Berea. The OTAs consist of 10 days of practices over the next three weeks, including offense against defense for the first time in 11-on-11. the trip to the Bahamas should help the offense jump into the season and solidify with its new QB.

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