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NFL Appealing Deshaun Watson’s Suspension, Reportedly Asking For Harsher Sentence

The Cleveland Browns quarterback was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has been for suspended six games due to violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct. However, the NFL is reportedly asking disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson for a harsher sentence.

According to NBC Sports, the NFL is appealing and asking for a full-season suspension. If suspended for the entire season, the 25-year-old would lose $345,000 from the $230 million deal he signed with the Cleveland Browns. The NFL Player’s Association, working with Watson’s team, opposes the move. It’s unknown if commissioner Roger Goodell will hear the appeal or assign it to someone else.

Watson has reached a settlement in 20 of the 24 lawsuits but has always denied wrongdoing. Two different Texas grand juries declined to file criminal charges against him. The NFLPA maintained that Watson should not get a suspension.

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Despite the suspension, Watson is still eligible to practice with his team during the preseason and during the second half of the suspension, in week four, according to ESPN. He will miss regular season games against the Panthers, Jets, Steelers, Falcons, Charges and Patriots. His first game back, in week seven, will be against the Ravens in Baltimore.

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