Can the Browns undo the Deshaun Watson trade?

When the Browns originally traded for Deshaun Watson in March, he was facing 22 different civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct. In the three months since the trade went down, the number has shot up to 24 and it could jump up to 26 with two more lawsuits expected to be filed in the coming weeks. 

With Watson’s legal situation getting even murkier, some fans around the NFL have started wondering if the Browns would be allowed to rescind the trade that they made with Houston. Texans general manager Nick Caserio was asked that exact question during a recent appearance on SportsRadio 610 in Houston and he basically explained that the trade is a done deal and that there’s no way for anyone to undo it.

“Any trade — forget about this particular one — any trade that takes place, so there’s a process that you have to go through,” Caserio said, via Pro Football Talk. “Teams agree on that and then once you agree on that, it gets submitted to the league. The transaction gets processed and it goes on file with the league. Unless there’s somebody that’s gonna go in there, you know, overnight in a mask and try to get on a computer, and may have a cyberattack like that, I’m not sure anything that can be done there.”

Basically, hacking the league office is the only way this trade is getting undone. 

Author: Lucy Green