CLEVELAND (WJW) – A settlement has been reached between Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson and the NFL.

The FOX 8 I-Team confirms the agreement is for 11 games and a $5 million fine.

will not play any more preseason games. He can return to the training facility on Oct. 10 and resume practicing on Nov. 14. His first possible game is on Dec. 4 against his former team the Houston Texans.

That means backup Jacoby Brissett will be filling in for the first 11 regular season games.

After the decision was handed down, Watson said he was innocent, following a statement in which he said he took “accountability” for his decisions.

“I’ve always stood on my innocence. And I’ve always said I never assaulted anyone, and I’m continuing to stand on that,” he said in a press conference Thursday just after the decision was announced. “I know who I am as a person.”

Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam also spoke at the press conference.

“I think it’s important to remember that Deshaun is 26 years old,” Jimmy Haslam said. When asked whether the Haslams were comfortable with Deshaun being the face of the franchise, he continued his message of support.

Dee Haslam said that everyone was ready to move forward.

“We can talk about Deshaun, or we can talk about the major issues the country faces and make a difference, Dee said. “How can we move forward as a country? This isn’t about Deshaun,” she continued.

Watson signed a five-year, $230 million contract with the Browns, including a $44,965,000 signing bonus. His average salary will be $46 million in 2022, with most of that money coming in the signing bonus.

Two weeks ago, National Football League officials decided to appeal a six-game suspension a disciplinary officer imposed on Watson.

Watson and the NFL players union did not appeal the suspension.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell designated Hon. Peter Harvey to hear the appeal.

Harvey is the former attorney general of New Jersey, served as a federal prosecutor and has “deep expertise in criminal law, including domestic violence and sexual assault,” the NFL said.

24 women filed lawsuits against Watson alleging sexual misconduct during massages.  23 of those lawsuits have been settled.