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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saw from the investigation a need to push for more than six games suspending Deshaun Watson (USAT/Ken Blaze).
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saw from the investigation a need to push for more than six games suspending Deshaun Watson (USAT/Ken Blaze).

NFL commish speaks about push for season-long suspension of Deshaun Watson


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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell formally announced in owners' meetings on Tuesday in Minnesota that the league is pushing for a season-long suspension of former Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Watson was handed a six-game suspension by a third-party arbiter between the NFL and the NFL Players Association recently, but the league appealed within two days at the call of Goodell, who saw enough from the decision to push for a longer suspension.

“Either party could certainly challenge and appeal that and that was something that we felt was our right to do as well as NFLPA,” Goodell said according to reports. "So we decided it was the right thing to do...Because we’ve seen the evidence. She (Judge Sue Robinson) was very clear about the evidence. She reinforced the evidence, that there was multiple violations here and they were egregious, and that it was predatory behavior.

"Those were always things we felt was really important for us to address and in a way that’s responsible.”

The decision on whether to extend the suspension is now in former New Jersey attorney general Peter C. Harvey's hands, who has worked with other league cases previously.

Watson has settled 23 of the 24 civil lawsuits against him for sexual misconduct and sexual abuse. Earlier criminal grand juries did not choose to indict Watson.

He sat out the 2021 NFL season while in a trade dispute with the Houston Texans and received that trade in March to the Cleveland Browns, who gave him a $230 million guaranteed contract over five years.

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TomTom
spacer he Wasn’t with the Browns last season***
Tiger29212
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85tiger2012®
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85tiger2012®
spacer The grand jury part is over, though. Done! No jail EVER!
ColorofGrey
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196449rc
spacer There is no precedent
ColorofGrey
spacer Yet he does nothing about Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft, or Jerry Jones***
Tiger29212
spacer Re: Yet he does nothing about Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft, or Jerry Jones***
Big Tig Esquire
spacer Re: Yet he does nothing about Daniel Snyder, Robert Kraft, or Jerry Jones***
Dollarinflation
spacer That’s tricky, Godell works for the Owners***
andylayne®
spacer i dont think you read his post***
GeeVille Tiger®
spacer Does Michael Irvin still work for the NFL Network?***
surroundedtiger
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Xander5000
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bulabugs6
spacer What were the "violations" exactly?***
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TomTom
spacer This is a separate part
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teeman4life89
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teeman4life89
spacer One more time for the people in the back....***
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Mademik
spacer Exactly, it makes no sense at all!
AllOrange247365
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Like our basketball coach?
ColorofGrey
spacer In the interest of making sense,
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CU1976
spacer Slap in the face of Judge Robinson!!!
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Valley Boy
spacer Maybe
ColorofGrey
spacer Wonder if Deshaun and his legal team will sue Goodell/NFL
Anonymous08®
spacer Slander?
ColorofGrey
spacer "Predatory Behavior"***
Anonymous08®
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ColorofGrey
spacer Just one more case
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Mogambu®
spacer But she didn't like her own decision, either
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spacer I think zero games is plenty
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