Sport: NFLPA suggests that Deshaun Watson will not appeal Judge Robinson’s decision

NFLPA suggests that Deshaun Watson will not appeal Judge Robinson’s decision

  NFLPA suggests that Deshaun Watson will not appeal Judge Robinson’s decision With a decision from disciplinary officer Judge Sue L. Robinson expected on Monday, the NFL Players Association has issued a statement that includes a very strong implication. “In advance of Judge Robinson’s decision, we wanted to reiterate the facts of this proceeding,” the NFLPA said Sunday night. “First, we have fully cooperated with every NFL [more]“In advance of Judge Robinson’s decision, we wanted to reiterate the facts of this proceeding,” the NFLPA said Sunday night. “First, we have fully cooperated with every NFL inquiry and provided the NFL with the most comprehensive set of information for any Personal Conduct Policy investigation.

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With a decision from disciplinary officer Judge Sue L. Robinson expected on Monday, the NFL Players Association has issued a statement that includes a very strong implication.

“In advance of Judge Robinson’s decision, we wanted to reiterate the facts of this proceeding,” the NFLPA said Sunday night. “First, we have fully cooperated with every NFL inquiry and provided the NFL with the most comprehensive set of information for any Personal Conduct Policy investigation. A former federal judge — appointed jointly by the NFLPA and NFL — held a full and fair hearing, has read thousands of pages of investigative documents and reviewed arguments from both sides impartially. Every player, owner, business partner and stakeholder deserves to know that our process is legitimate and will not be tarnished based on the whims of the league office. This is why, regardless of her decision, Deshaun and the NFLPA will stand by her ruling and we call on the NFL to do the same.”

Deshaun Watson's suspension betrays a misunderstanding of sexual violence

  Deshaun Watson's suspension betrays a misunderstanding of sexual violence On Monday morning, retired federal judge Sue L. Robinson handed down the initial suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. The six-game suspension, given the sheer number of women who have claimed that Watson engaged in unwanted sexual advances against them, will make nobody who believes that the NFL doesn’t care about violence against women feel any better about the entire situation. © Syndication: Akron Beacon Journal 18. Cleveland Browns: .495 It is important to note that Robinson’s ruling is not the NFL’s ruling.

Without expressly saying it, this statement strongly suggests that the union and Watson won’t appeal Judge Robinson’s decision, whatever it may be. Subsumed within that position is a quiet confidence that the decision will fall far short of the one-year minimum ban the league office wanted.

The biggest question becomes whether the NFL will abide by her ruling. Last month, the Associated Press reported that the league would be inclined to not appeal a suspension in the range of six to eight games. That report was later disputed. Regardless, the league will have the ability to appeal, unless Judge Robinson imposes no discipline at all.

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Waiting game: Watson, Browns open camp as NFL ruling looms .
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson's first practice of training camp with the Browns was unusual: indoors, helmetless and brief. He did take snaps with the starters. It's unclear if it will stay that way. Cleveland's controversial quarterback practiced Wednesday as the Browns began preparing for the upcoming season still not knowing if Watson will be suspended by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy. Watson has been accused by two dozen massage therapists in Texas of sexual misconduct, and the three-time Pro Bowler faces possible punishment from league disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, who has been weighing his case for weeks.

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