NFL Appeals Deshaun Watson Six-Game Suspension

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After months of speculation, weeks of arbitration and the eventual ruling by Judge Sue L. Robinson of a six-game suspension, the NFL has appealed the initial suspension given to Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. The NFL is seeking a tougher punishment for Watson in line with the league’s personal conduct policy. In Robinson’s report, she wrote that “the NFL carried its burden to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Mr. Watson engaged in sexual assault (as defined by the NFL) against the four therapists identified in the Report.” She also added that Watson’s conduct posed …

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