Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio revealed on Thursday that the NFL Players Association “is bracing for a recommendation by the league of ‘unprecedented’ punishment” of Cleveland Browns star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who reportedly will soon be going through a complete of 26 lively civil lawsuits relating to allegations of sexual misconduct throughout therapeutic massage classes.
There is one more indication that the NFL is on the verge of dropping a ban-hammer down on Watson.
Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported Friday afternoon that the NFL will “argue” Watson deserves a “‘significant’ suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.” Maske provides that sources near Watson’s aspect of the case say the NFL will “probably” search to droop the 26-year-old for one whole season.
Watson has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has had two grand juries decline to indict him.
Maske studies that former United States District Judge Sue L. Robinson, the disciplinary officer collectively appointed by the NFL and union, will quickly obtain the findings of the league investigation. The hope is any punishment and subsequent enchantment shall be wrapped up earlier than the Browns open coaching camp on July 27.
The matter shall be closed within the league’s eyes if Robinson guidelines Watson did not violate the private conduct coverage.
Earlier within the day, Florio noted that the NFL and NFLPA may work out “a negotiated resolution” relating to Watson’s punishment that possible would contain the signal-caller admitting he “did something he shouldn’t have done” through the therapeutic massage classes in query.
Veteran Jacoby Brissett is Cleveland’s major backup and would grow to be the membership’s QB1 if Watson is ineligible for any video games this fall.