NFL Releases Statement On Potential Appeal Of Deshaun Watson Suspension

After weeks and weeks of speculation, a decision has been handed down on a Deshaun Watson suspension.

Today, a judge ruled that Watson will be suspended for the first six games of the regular season.

Shortly after the decision was announced, the NFL released their own statement on whether or not they’ll be appealing the judge’s decision.

“We thank Judge Sue L. Robinson, the independent disciplinary officer, for her review of the voluminous record and attention during a three-day hearing that resulted in her finding multiple violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy by Deshaun Watson. We appreciate Judge Robinson’s diligence and professionalism throughout the process,” the statement read.

“Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL or the NFLPA on behalf of Watson may appeal the decision within three days. In light of her findings, the league is reviewing Judge Robinson’s imposition of a six-game suspension and will make a determination on the next steps.”

For now, it seems likely that the Deshaun Watson suspension will hold.

While the judge ruled that Watson’s sexual behavior was “egregious”, she claimed that it was “nonviolent sexual conduct”.

We’ll await any more breaking news on Deshaun Watson.

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