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The NFL wasn’t satisfied with Deshaun Watson’s suspension, so they did this

Deshaun Watson was suspended for 6 games on Aug. 1
The NFL wasn't satisfied with Deshaun Watson's suspension, so they did this
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was told on Aug. 1 that he will serve a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after being accused of sexual misconduct.

The NFL and NFLPA had three days to appeal disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson’s decision, but the NFLPA said on July 30 that they don’t plan on doing so.

On Aug. 3, the NFL decided to appeal the six-game suspension. According to sources from, the league is seeking a full-year suspension for Watson.

Robinson’s 15-page conclusion stated that even though Watson violated the personal conduct policy, there was not enough evidence to suspend him for longer than six games. As a part of his suspension, Watson must also receive all his massages from the Browns’ team therapists.

Many believed Watson’s suspension was too lenient, and Robinson downplayed the seriousness of his actions when describing the allegations as “nonviolent sexual misconduct.”

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