NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear that they will be looking thoroughly on the sexual assault allegations thrown at Deshaun Watson before deciding on any form of punishment for the new Cleveland Browns quarterback.

Speaking to the media during the NFL owners meeting on Tuesday, Goodell addressed the Watson situation and sent a strong message that the NFL personal conduct policy will play a big part in any potential punishment for the Browns QB. The league commissioner highlighted that fact after Watson has been cleared from any criminal charges stemming from the sexual assault allegations of multiple women

“We’ve been very clear with every club, whether the criminal matter gets resolved or not, the personal conduct policy is something that’s very important to us. The personal conduct policy does not need a criminal violation to be a violation of the personal conduct policy. They recognize that’s something we’re going to pursue. We’re gonna make sure to get to the bottom of the facts,” Roger Goodell shared, per CBS Sports.

The Browns traded for Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans after the lawsuit on him moved in a direction that would allow him to play. Obviously, however, he is not on the clear yet and could still be suspended or fined depending on the outcome of the league’s investigation.

For what it’s worth, the Browns are aware of that possibility when they sent multiple first round picks and future late-round picks to the Texans for the wantaway signal-caller. That is also the reason why they worked on his contract to minimize the financial impact on him should he be suspended.

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Watson’s base salary with the Browns is just $1 million, which means he would only lose a little over $55,000 for every game he’s suspended.

It remains to be seen what the NFL ends up doing with Watson. It’s also possible he won’t get any punishment, which would be the ideal scenario for the Browns as they look to get a fresh start with their new quarterback.

But for now, everyone has to wait and see what happens as the NFL looks into the matter and conducts its own investigation.