On Thursday it was learned that NFL and the NFLPA had agreed on the final suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson increasing his time served to 11 games this season.
Throughout Watson’s suspension saga, it’s been a popular trend with NFL fanbases to compare the length of his suspensions to previous players.
But with the newest suspension handed out to Watson, fans were once again quick to point out Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley and the full 17-game suspension he must serve for betting on his team to win games in 2021.
Ridley himself even subtly got in on the reactions.
2023 Calvin Ridley ‼️‼️‼️‼️
— CALVIN RIDLEY (@CalvinRidley1) August 18, 2022
Calvin Ridley: Full-year suspension
Deshaun Watson: 11-game suspension
Make it make sense.
— Brenden Deeg (@BrendenDeegNFP) August 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Calvin Ridley’s suspension remains longer than that of Deshaun Watson. SMH
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 18, 2022
We probably shouldn't compare the suspension of Deshaun Watson with the suspension of Calvin Ridley or DeAndre Hopkins. It's like comparing apples and oranges and sexual assault.
— Joshua Brisco (@jbbrisco) August 18, 2022
**Deshaun Watson will earn $40.1 Million in 2022
Calvin Ridley will make $0 in 2022
** – Following the news of Watson's 11-game suspension and $5 Million fine
— Rich Ohrnberger (@ohrnberger) August 18, 2022
Deshaun Watson: 11 games, $5 million fine – 24 sexual misconduct lawsuits.
Ridley: Indefinite – Bet for his team to win
Burfict: 12 games – Targeting
Hopkins: 6 games – PED
Martavis: Indefinite – Weed
Josh Gordon: 76 games – Weed
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2022
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