Deshaun Watson caught driving nearly 30 mph over speed limit, months after trade to Browns: report
Deshaun Watson was issued a citation for driving nearly 30 mph over the speed limit in Ohio, just months after being traded to the Cleveland Browns, a report revealed Thursday.
Video from June 11, obtained by TMZ Sports, shows the quarterback in a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen with at least two other passengers in the vehicle when he was stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for speeding.
“The reason for the stop is going to be your speed. Do you have any idea how fast you were going?” the officer can be heard saying.
Watson replied with 97 mph, which the officer confirmed.
“Yea, I got you at 97.”
The officer informed Watson, who revealed he was recently traded to the Browns, that going 27 mph over the speed limit was “a little fast for a warning” and issued him a speeding citation.
According to the report, the incident was settled on July 6 after Watson paid a $185 fine.
Watson appeared during the Browns’ preseason but is serving out an 11-game suspension after the NFL appealed the six-game suspension in August which was handed down by an independent disciplinary officer after more than two dozen woman accused him of sexual misconduct during his time with the Houston Texans.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said during the league meeting in New York on Tuesday that Watson has “followed all the terms of the agreement,” which included a $5 million fine and a mandatory evaluation and treatment program.
He was allowed to return to the Browns’ facility last week and will be able to return to practice on Nov. 14. His first eligible game will be Dec. 4 against his former team.