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The NFL is expected to rule in the Deshaun Watson disciplinary case on Monday. The Cleveland Browns quarterback has had over 25 allegations of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct pushed against him with settlements reached in most of the civil cases concerning those accusations.
As the team and Brown’s fans await the ruling, many users on social media were reminded of Calvin Ridley, the former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver who received a suspension of one year from the league for gambling.
Watson’s punishment is rumored to be between 4-8 games.
Let’s go to the tweets.
Calvin Ridley got a whole season suspension from a league that promotes gambling for using Draftkings sportsbook while he wasn’t even playing lmao https://t.co/jRwg52SpWT
— Sean (@SeanCD30) July 31, 2022
If Calvin Ridley gets a year for Gambling when he’s inactive Watson should get a minimum of 2 years, but unfortunately that’s not gonna happen. All I’m gonna say https://t.co/uF7JzGR4Wh
— FFYT🎱 (@_FootballFilms_) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley got a whole year for betting 1,500 on a Fanduel parlay in a game he didn’t play in but deshaun watson getting 4-8 games for 30 SA allegations https://t.co/buAZg2JPY2
— John (@iam_johnw) July 31, 2022
4-8 games? That’s it? How on earth is Calvin Ridley being suspended 17 games??? https://t.co/FUW0zf9i84
— AJ Torres (@ajtorres1230) July 31, 2022
If this dude isn’t suspended a year Calvin Ridley should riot. https://t.co/VlVWZMVwxY
— Alexis (@lexyarnold) July 31, 2022
No matter what the ruling is, Calvin Ridley got screwed compared to Watson's punishment https://t.co/jPEKDaM78j
— SteelTwins | #StillHeinzToMe (@SteelTwins) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley getting suspended for a year still don't sit right with me, I don't care
— Island Boy Kenny 🏝️ (@projectjax) July 27, 2022
Calvin Ridley bet $1,500 and got *at least* 17 games https://t.co/nVt4omTk9m
— Pete Sirianni (@petersirianni) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley was suspended for a year for gambling https://t.co/kmzLD2H7ah
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) July 12, 2022
The NFL set a precedent when they suspended Calvin Ridley for an entire year.
Anything less for Watson is a failure. https://t.co/480Wv3HaxE
— Chandler Wallander (@_chandler_____) July 31, 2022
If Deshaun is only getting 4-6 games then Calvin Ridley should get 0
— alex (@highlghtheaven) July 12, 2022
Makes it worse when you remember that’s Calvin Ridley is sitting a WHOLE YEAR for gambling.
— Gabriel Hardin (@gabrielhardin) July 31, 2022
Can’t wait till he gets less games than Calvin Ridley https://t.co/Qrrd5RXiEG
— Alex Singleton Breakout Szn (RIP 😢+ Maxeypilled) (@N1_har) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley got suspended for a whole year for placing a bet https://t.co/PJErCuCz0X
— Peyton Russell (@Peyton_Russell1) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley got a year for cooking up a parlay have some shame @NFL https://t.co/KLCdpT3I8b
— ℍ𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣☘️ (@HunterCeltics) July 31, 2022
4-8 games but Calvin Ridley gets a whole year for placing a bet on a gambling app for a game he wasn’t even playing in? The NFL continues to run one of the biggest kangaroo courts around. https://t.co/VNFi15gy93
— Blake (@highplaindrif) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley was suspended a full year for gambling 1500 bucks on his team to win.
This is such a joke. https://t.co/0m5QhrNCiX
— Brett Alper (@TheRealAlper) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley got a 1 year suspension for using Draft Kings https://t.co/kaHRqNHZgc
— Harry (@Harry8__) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley bet $1,500 on a football game he was not involved in and the @nflcommish suspended him for one season.
Deshaun Watson has 30 sexual assault accusers and he’s gonna get 4-8 games?
C’mon @NFL do better.
— 1/1024 CNN Watcher (@mcgarrityfamily) July 31, 2022
Friendly reminder that Calvin Ridley will not be playing football this year because he made 3 bets totaling less than $1,500 https://t.co/bDPtzVVHmF
— Nick Perkins (@NPerkins96) July 12, 2022
If Calvin Ridley has to serve a year suspension, then Deshaun Watson should never play another down of football ever again.
— Luke Birch 🎃 #IStandWithUkraine 🇺🇦 (@WillowBirchLuke) June 30, 2022
Calvin Ridley, who bet $1500 on his team's games, got a whole year's (17 games) suspension.
Deshaun Watson has faced 30+ SA claims, and will get half that *at worst.* https://t.co/TOX8ALJop7
— sati (@realesttheorist) July 31, 2022
Calvin Ridley got an entire year for betting $1500 while on injured reserve. In a league that PARTNERS WITH GAMBLING WEBSITES. https://t.co/2RyF6dAITN
— Deep Fried Blake (@deepfriedblake) July 12, 2022
Calvin Ridley got suspended for a year for a $1500 bet. https://t.co/egoopYfSTa
— Andrew Russell (@Andrew_Russell7) July 19, 2022
Reminder: Calvin Ridley…full season. Someone make it make sense. https://t.co/59pA0x26be
— Justine ♥️ (@Tweeeety86) July 12, 2022
Calvin Ridley got suspended 1 year for gambling. Watson’s suspension should bare minimum be 1 year.
— DarthNoobSaibot (@DarthNoobSaibot) July 12, 2022
Calvin Ridley: one year for SPORTS BETTING https://t.co/MjkYyZdjOB
— Josh Augdahl 〽️: Certified 🪀 Fan™️ (@UMFanAugdahl) July 20, 2022
This is Calvin Ridley. He plays for the Atlanta Falcons and he’s one of the best young receivers in the league. His flaw is that he illegally gambled against his own team. pic.twitter.com/FMdiIKd4N0
— ⚡️ (@Prime_VC) July 13, 2022
I’ve completely reversed my position now clowning Calvin Ridley and saying we should get rid of him. If this is how the NFL handles sexual assault vs gambling, then I say Rid should have his suspension reduced to 1-2 games. #FREECALVINRIDLEY https://t.co/nbovkgpzSg
— JazzyJeffRealTalk (@JazzyJeffRealT1) July 19, 2022
What do you think?
Is Watson getting an soft punishment?
Did Calvin Ridley get treated to harshly?
What are the right punishments for each?
Let me know in the comments below.
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