Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas when he played for Houston. Although two grand juries declined to indict Watson, his behavior was still subject to discipline under the personal conduct policy. Many other players have also been indicted under that policy. Here are some of the most notable:
2022 — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson suspended six games (accusations of sexual harassment and assault while playing for the Houston Texans).
2021 — Running back Derrius Guice suspended six games (domestic violence).
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2020 — Wide receiver Antonio Brown suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).
2019 — Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt suspended eight games (assault caught on video).
2019 — Seattle defensive lineman Jarran Reed suspended six games (assault accusation).
2019 — Raiders guard Richie Incognito suspended two games (disorderly conduct).
2018 — Seattle linebacker Mychal Kendricks suspended eight games (insider trading).
2018 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston suspended three games (accused of touching a female Uber driver inappropriately in 2016).
2018 — Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith suspended four games (domestic violence).
2017 — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott suspended six games (domestic violence).
2017 — Kicker Josh Brown suspended six games (domestic violence).
2017 — Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones suspended one game (assault). Jones was suspended six games in 2008 and for one season in 2007 (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).
2015 — Cowboys defensive Greg Hardy suspended 10 games (domestic violence). Arbitrator Harold Henderson later reduced suspension to four games.
2014 — Baltimore running back Ray Rice suspended indefinitely (domestic violence). He was reinstated two months later but never played in the NFL again.
2014 — Defensive lineman Aldon Smith suspended nine games (violations of personal conduct policy and substance abuse policy). Also suspended in 2015 (violations of the league’s substance abuse policy). Reinstated in 2020.
2014 — Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suspended indefinitely (child abuse case). Reinstated in 2015.
2010 — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suspended six games (accusation of sexual assault by two women). Suspension later reduced to four games by Commissioner Roger Goodell.
2008 — Vikings offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie suspended four games (arrested on aggravated battery charges after a street brawl outside a nightclub).
2007 — Falcons quarterback Michael Vick suspended indefinitely (dogfighting). Reinstated by Commissioner Roger Goodell in 2009.
2007 — Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson suspended eight games (gun charge).
2007 — Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry suspended eight games (multiple violations of personal conduct policy).