Judge Finally Rules on Deshaun Watson Suspension Length

We finally have some closure.

Former federal judge Sue L. Robinson has ruled Deshaun Watson should be suspended six games for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reported the news.

Watson will not be fined, per Schefter, and Mark Maske of the Washington Post noted how the suspension will impact Watson’s pay this season:

Back in March 2021, Tony Buzbee announced several lawsuits filed against Watson by women who had all been hired by the then-Houston Texans quarterback to perform massages. A total of 25 lawsuits were filed, all accusing Watson of sexual assault or misconduct, although one was dropped early in the process.

The NFL released a statement in April 2021 in which it said it would investigate the “deeply disturbing” allegations.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported in July that Watson and the players association planned on filing a lawsuit against the NFL in federal court if he was suspended for a full season.

However, the NFLPA released a statement Sunday ahead of the ruling saying it would not appeal the decision and calling on the league to do the same.


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