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The NFL could appeal the six-game suspension levied against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Wastson, but it might open the league up to legal trouble.
ESPN’s Jeff Darlington provided a breakdown Tuesday on Get Up (2:00 mark in video):
“I’m told if the NFL does appeal this, that Deshaun Watson’s side will be filing suit against them to question the authority of [commissioner Roger] Goodell to do so,” Darlington reported.
As Darlington noted, this could delay the suspension through injunctions.
The initial ruling of a six-game suspension with no fine was made by independent disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, although the NFL indicated it might not be finished with the case.
“Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the NFL or the NFLPA on behalf of Watson may appeal the decision within three days,” the league said in a statement. “In light of her findings, the league is reviewing Judge Robinson’s imposition of a six-game suspension and will make a determination on next steps.”
This article will be updated soon to provide more information and analysis.
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