NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Appoints Former NJ Attorney General to Hear Appeal of Deshaun Watson's Suspension

Deshaun Watson Offers Compromise on 6 Game Suspension, Proposes Eight Game Ban Along With $5M Fine

Deshaun Watson Offers Compromise on 6 Game Suspension, Proposes Eight Game Ban Along With $5M Fine

As we head into the upcoming season of the National Football League, one of the issues that’s occupying sports fans’ minds is how will the Deshaun Watson suspension play out. After being suspended for six games by Judge Sue L. Robinson, the NFL has appealed the decision and has appointed former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the argument. Reports are stating that Watson has offered a compromise as a solution to the NFL’s appeal.

According to The Associated Press, Watson, the Cleveland Browns quarterback is willing to accept being suspended for eight games as he will also pay a $5 million fine.

Robinson initially recommended that Watson be suspended for six games this season. The NFL wants an indefinite suspension (for at least a minimum of one season) along with a monetary fine. Watson is hoping that this offer can be the solution so it can be put behind.

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell and the league want Watson to be suspended for a minimum of 17 games, a substantial fine of over $5 million and wants to mandate the Browns quarterback to undergo evaluation and treatment before he gets the chance to apply for reinstatement.

Earlier this week, Goodell was asked at the owner’s meetings the reason for appealing Robinson’s decision and he stated: “Because we’ve seen the evidence.”

“She (Robinson) was very clear about the evidence. She reinforced the evidence, that there was multiple violations here and they were egregious, and that it was predatory behavior.”

“Those were always things we felt was really important for us to address and in a way that’s responsible.”

With the suspension looming over his head, the quarterback is slated to play his first preseason game for the Cleveland Browns in Jacksonville, FL.

Watson missed the 2021–2022 NFL season due to allegations of sexual misconduct by 22 women. Nearly two weeks after a grand jury refused to indict him, a second grand jury declined to indict the newly signed Cleveland Browns player.

Earlier this year, in March, Watson agreed to waive his no-trade clause with the Houston Texans to receive a five-year, fully guaranteed $230 million contract from the Cleveland Browns, a move that was widely criticized by fans and media.

Deshaun Watson Offers Compromise on 6 Game Suspension, Proposes Eight Game Ban Along With $5M Fine

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