NFL Appealing Deshaun Watson's Six Game Suspension

The Deshaun Watson case is far from over as the Cleveland Browns quarterback was recently suspended for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. The NFL is now appealing the ruling and Watson is likely going to face a stiffer penalty once completed.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to can now impose the harsher sentence. As per reports:

Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson issued her ruling Monday after Watson was accused by two dozen women in Texas of sexual misconduct during massage treatments while he played for the Houston Texans. In her 16-page report, Robinson described Watson's behavior as “more egregious than any before reviewed by the NFL. Robinson’s punishment — in her first case since being jointly appointed by the league and NFL Players Association — fell well short of the indefinite suspension of at least one year sought by the league.

So, the NFL on Wednesday exercised its right to appeal, per the collective bargaining agreement. The players’ union has until the end of business Friday to respond in writing. The union could challenge the appeal ruling in federal court, setting the stage for a prolonged fight.

Don't expect this to drag on too too long as they can expedite the process and get things settled once and for all. Watson, who played the past four seasons with the Houston Texans was recently dealt to the Browns while he was in the middle of settling 23 of 24 lawsuits for sexual harrassment.

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