Aug 03, 2022

NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns' Deshaun Watson

Posted Aug 03, 2022 11:28 PM

By ROB MAADDI
AP Pro Football Writer

A person familiar with the filing told The Associated Press that the NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer's decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter isn't public. The NFL's appeal gives Commissioner Roger Goodell or someone he designates authority to impose a stiffer penalty.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said it's still to be determined whether Goodell or someone else will hear the appeal.