NFL Offseason – The choice got here down at this time from disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, an unbiased arbiter, and he or she has given Deshaun Watson a six-game suspension for violating the league’s private conduct coverage following accusations of sexual misconduct. There isn’t any extra nice. Twenty-five diffeent girls accused Watson of misconduct in civil lawsuits, though all of these lawsuits have been settled (and one dropped) besides one excellent case. The NFL has three days to attraction… to itself, which is an odd authorized state of affairs. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will give the ultimate written resolution per phrases of Article 46 within the CBA. Will the NFL enhance the suspension? Six video games doesn’t appear to be sufficient to me, however apparently the arbiter felt that six video games was the usual for the primary investigation of violating the non-public conduct coverage, notably for “non-violent” sexual misconduct. There are 25 circumstances right here, nevertheless it’s one investigation, which implies it is the primary investigation. Looks as if a little bit of a authorized loophole, however there we’re.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY: The NFL this afternoon introduced they are going to be interesting the suspension, looking for a harder penalty. Underneath the CBA, Roger Goodell decides who will hear the attraction and has the choice to think about it himself. Sources inform ESPN (and different reporters) that the league remains to be looking for a one-year suspension in addition to a heavy nice.