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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says evidence calls for at least full-year suspension for Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says evidence calls for at least full-year suspension for Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league seeks a tougher penalty for Deshaun Watson because the quarterback’s actions were “egregious” and “predatory behavior.” Last week, the NFL formally appealed Watson’s six-game suspension, which was handed down by the NFL’s disciplinary officer Sue. L Robinson earlier this month. At a league meeting …

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N.F.L. Appeals Deshaun Watson’s Six-Game Suspension

N.F.L. Appeals Deshaun Watson’s Six-Game Suspension

The N.F.L. appealed the six-game suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson on Wednesday, according to a league spokesman. The league challenged the penalty issued Monday by a third-party disciplinary officer as a result of a hearing over accusations that Watson had engaged in sexually coercive and lewd behavior toward two dozen women he hired …

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Deshaun Watson: NFL to appeal Cleveland Browns' quarterback six game suspension

Deshaun Watson: NFL to appeal Cleveland Browns’ quarterback six game suspension

On Monday, Watson was suspended without pay for the first six games of this season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy in private meetings with massage therapists while he was with the Houston Texans. The NFL had asked Sue L. Robinson, the former judge hired by the NFL and its players union to decide …

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Why sources and legal experts expect NFL to appeal Deshaun Watson's suspension

Why sources and legal experts expect NFL to appeal Deshaun Watson’s suspension

Judge Sue L. Robinson, the jointly appointed NFL disciplinary officer, issued a lengthy ruling on Monday explaining her legal reasoning for why she suspended Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games, a punishment stemming from him allegedly engaging in a disturbing pattern of sexual misconduct involving female massage therapists. “Although this is the most …

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field during training camp.

Deshaun Watson’s ‘towel trick’ became key evidence for suspension

Judge Sue Robinson issued her decision against Deshaun Watson Monday with a written ruling that mentions a certain piece of evidence nine times in 16 pages. It’s about his towel habit. The Cleveland Browns quarterback liked to use a towel to drape himself in massage sessions instead of a larger sheet and sometimes even brought his …

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