Sources: Deshaun Watson will be suspended for six games

Sources: Deshaun Watson will be suspended for six games

If the Cleveland Browns quarterback files an appeal, then NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell could chair the appeals process or appoint an independent mediator to handle it.

deshaun watsonquarterback of cleveland brownswill be suspended for six matchesdetermined this Monday the disciplinary officer Sue L Robinsona league source told Adam Schefter ESPN.

Watson he will not be fined, a source told Schefter.

Resolution of Robinson consists of 15 pages and indicates that, although Watson violated league personal conduct policies, there was not enough evidence to warrant an indefinite suspension, source tells Jeremy Fowler ESPN.

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA for its acronym in English) issued a statement on Sunday evening making it clear that he will “support” the decision of Robinson and invited the NFL Do the same thing.

The parties would have three days to file a written appeal. In this case, the commissioner of the NFL or his agent “will render a written decision which will constitute a total, final and complete settlement of the dispute”, in accordance with the provisions of Article 46 of the collective agreement.

Watson was accused by several women of sexual assault and harassment during massage sessions, while still a player for the Houston Texans.

With the player’s suspension announced and a potential call-up reduced, they could rack up just under a season and a half of official inactivity for the quarterback, having missed the 2021 campaign – still with the franchise. Houston– when he asked at the start of the 2021 campaign break to be traded due to disagreements with management over the chief executive’s hiring process Nick Caserio speak Texas. Soon after, legal problems began to arise. Watsonand the team kept him on the active squad, but not playing.

The disciplinary officer jointly designated by the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA for its acronyms in English), Sue L Robinsonformer federal judge, determined the length of the penalty for Watsonafter meeting the player and taking into account the recommendation of the league itself.

In the event of an appeal, the commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodellcould then chair the appeal process or appoint an independent mediator to manage it.

23 lawsuits have been filed against Watson from March 16 to April 14, 2021. One was dropped after the judge determined that each motion should be amended to include the name of each of the plaintiffs. In early June, two other lawsuits were filed against Watsonbringing the total to 24 civil lawsuits.

End of June, Watson –26 years old–settled for an undisclosed amount with 20 of the 24 women in the civil suit. Plaintiffs allege he harassed, assaulted and inappropriately touched them during massage sessions while playing for the Texas.

The four cases that remain pending could go to trial, which will not happen until 2023.

The Texas were officially named co-defendants in one of the ongoing civil lawsuits against Watson on Monday, June 27.

Last month the Texas reached settlements with 30 women who filed or were about to file complaints against the organization for its alleged role in the charges against Watson.

If your suspension is upheld, Watson can participate in training during the pre-season. You will also be allowed to return with the Brown practice during the second half of the suspension, in week 4, according to the collective agreement. But he won’t be allowed to be with the team during the first half of the suspension.

“Today we filed the first of what we hope will be many lawsuits against the Houston Texans in relation to the conduct of deshaun watson. Suffice it to say that the overwhelming evidence collected indicates that the Houston Texans allowed the behavior Watson It’s dazzling,” he said. Tony Buzbeethe district attorney for Houston who at one time represented 25 different women with civil lawsuits against Watson.

The New York Times reported at the beginning of June that Watson apartó citas con al menos 66 different mujeres a lo largo de 17 meses, desde el otoño del 2019 hasta la primavera del 2021. La lista de 66 comprise a las 24 mujeres que han interpuesto demandes versus Watson; a woman who complained Watson but withdrew the lawsuit; two women who criminally denounced Watson but they did not prosecute him civilly; at least 15 therapists who have issued statements of support for Watson, at the request of their lawyers; at least four therapists under contract with the Texas; five women identified by the plaintiffs’ lawyers during the investigation of their claims; and at least 15 other women whose dates with Watson they have been confirmed by interviews and records reviewed by The Times.

A few of these additional women spoke publicly for the first time with The Times. A woman, who did not file a complaint Watson nor did she report him to the police, she told the newspaper that he persisted in his demands for sexual acts during the massage.

On March 25, during the press conference presenting Watson with the BrownHe said he had no “regrets” for his actions during the massage sessions. In mid-June, during his second appearance in front of reporters as a member of the cleveland, Watson He continued to deny any wrongdoing: “As I said, I never assaulted anyone. I never harassed anyone. I never disrespected anyone. I never forced nobody to do anything.”

Although two Texas grand juries declined to pursue criminal charges against Watson at the beginning of this year, the NFL conducted his own investigation into whether he had violated his code of conduct and interviewed the quarterback in person in late May as part of that investigation. At the spring meeting of league owners, the commissioner Goodell said he thought that NFL he was nearing the end of his investigation, but said at the time that he could not suggest a timeframe for announcing a decision.

Houston transferred to Watson to Brown in March, after the first grand jury announced that it would not bring criminal charges against Watson. cleveland signed at Watson to a five-year, $230 million contract extension upon his arrival, after convincing the three-time pick of Pro-Bowl to cancel its non-trade clause. He joined the team looking to bounce back from a disappointing 8-9 season in 2021. It’s the most guaranteed money-back deal in league history. NFL.

“I can’t control it. I did everything I was asked to do. I answered every question honestly. NFL“, said Watson in front of the press cleveland, in mid-June. “I spent hours with the people they sent. That’s all I can do, be honest and tell them exactly what happened. They have a job and I respect that. And that what we want to do is cooperate. They have to make a decision that’s best for them.” for the league.”

Information from Sarah Barshop, Jake Trotter, John Barr and AP was used to write this story.

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