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Browns backup QB Brissett moves into Watson's starting spot

Aug. 13, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett has jumped ahead of Deshaun Watson on Cleveland's depth chart. Maybe for a while. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Brissett will take the majority of snaps with Cleveland's first-team offense starting Sunday, a move necessitated by Watson's pending...

Utah Democrats call for Sen. Gene Davis to step down

Aug. 13, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — A week and a half after a former intern publicly accused state Sen. Gene Davis of sexual misconduct, the Utah Democratic Party is suspending the longtime lawmaker from party-related activities at all levels and has called for him to step down from the Utah Legislature....

Watson apologizes, then struggles in Browns preseason debut

Aug. 12, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns and then got an earful from opposing fans. Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted” after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during...

Browns' Watson apologizes 'to all the women I have impacted'

Aug. 12, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson apologized Friday “to all the women I have impacted" after being accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. Watson, who is facing a potential year-long NFL suspension, spoke before Cleveland's...

Family of slain Texas soldier seeking $35 million in damages

Aug. 12, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier who was was sexually harassed and killed at a military base near Killeen in 2020 filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $35 million in damages from the U.S. government. The family of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen is seeking damages on the...

Sheriff of rural Georgia county charged with sexual battery

Aug. 12, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff in rural southwest Georgia has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and violating his oath of office following an investigation by state authorities. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents served arrest warrants on Miller County Sheriff Richard...

Cuomo: Taxpayers should pay sexual harassment legal bills

Aug. 11, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim — and he's suing the state's attorney general over it. Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General Letitia James on...

Report: Whitecaps’ response to allegations `appropriate'

Aug. 11, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — An investigation concluded the Vancouver Whitecaps’ response to allegations of misconduct by former women’s coaches Bob Birarda and Hubert Busby Jr. was serious and “appropriate.” The report, prepared for Major League Soccer by lawyers...

AP source: Watson willing to accept 8-game suspension, fine

Aug. 11, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson would accept an eight-game suspension and $5 million fine to avoid missing the entire season, a person familiar with his defense told The Associated Press on Thursday. Watson, who is facing a potential year-long ban for sexual misconduct,...

Watson starting Browns' preseason opener as suspension looms

Aug. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's debut for the Browns is tentative and subject to change. The same is true for his first season in Cleveland. Watson is scheduled to start the exhibition opener — his first game action since 2020 — at Jacksonville on Friday while...