Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns aren’t garnering much sympathy, especially from USA Today columnist Nancy Armour, who appears pleased with Watson’s season-ending injury and the team’s outlook without their starting quarterback.
In a recent column, Armour expressed a lack of compassion, stating, “Actually, some of us have been waiting two-plus years for the universe to exact its payback on Watson and the Browns.”
Watson suffered a shoulder injury against the Baltimore Ravens, and despite his eagerness to continue playing, he opted for season-ending surgery to avoid the risk of further damage. Strangely, another Ohio-based QB, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals, also saw his season end against the Ravens this week.
Armour attributes Watson’s current situation to the sexual assault allegations that led to an 11-game suspension last season. She contends that the Browns are facing consequences for rewarding Watson’s alleged predatory behavior with the largest guaranteed contract in NFL history.
“Watson thought he got away with it. Until his season ended because of an injury suffered during his best game in a Browns uniform,” she remarked. “Karma, as the old saying goes, remains undefeated, and Watson earned every bit that he got.”
Armour dismisses sympathy for Watson and the Browns, emphasizing that Watson will continue to receive paychecks, even if the team misses the playoffs. She concludes, “His career isn’t over, and he’ll still get paid, and the Browns will lose like they always do — though at least this time they’ll have an excuse.”
Given the gravity of the allegations against Watson, his latest setback is perceived by some as karmic retribution, likely making it challenging for him to rehabilitate his image.