NFL appeals Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension
The NFL has made a decision regarding the appeal Deshaun Watson discipline.
The NFL announced Wednesday that it will appeal Judge Sue L. Robinson’s ruling.
Robinson was appointed as the disciplinary officer for the case. She sorted through the federation’s investigation and decided to suspend Watson for six games for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.
Either party has 72 hours to appeal the decision. Even before Robinson’s decision was made public, the NFLPA urged the NFL to accept the decision. But the federation felt otherwise and filed a brief application to appeal the six-match suspension.
Commissioner Roger Goodell will decide who will hear the appeal.
The NFLPA urged the NFL to accept the discipline because it knew the outcome would be in Watson’s favor. It was correct.
The league is likely to recognize that the public feels the suspension is too light, and they believe the Cleveland Browns midfielder deserves a heavier punishment.
We’ll know in time if Watson will increase the penalty.