The legal team of the National Football League and quarterback of the Cleveland Browns They presented their arguments in Delaware and will do so this Thursday for the third consecutive day.
According to a report from The Associated Press, The NFL insists on indefinitely suspending Watson, who has not played since the end of the 2020 campaign.
Watson agreed to settle 20 of 24 sexual misconduct civil lawsuitsbut the NFL wants to suspend it for at least a year, adds AP.
The quarterback’s defense also expects a suspension, but wants Deshaun jPlay at some point in the 2022 season for the Cleveland Brownswho acquired the quarterback in a trade with the Houston Texans in March.
Watson has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to clear his name.
Former District Judge Sue Robinson, who was jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players Associationis tasked with determining whether Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy and whether to impose disciplinary action.
Nevertheless, the NFLPA can appeal Robinson’s decision. In that case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell You will have to issue a written decision that is final.
A report indicates that the NFL will decide the sanction prior to the start of the Browns’ training camp on July 22.
Watson, in the freezer
Due to a dispute with the Texans’ general management, Watson did not play in the 2020 season.
The last time he jumped onto a grid in the NFL was on January 3, 2021contra los Tennessee Titans.
In four seasons in Houston, he passed for 14,539 yards, with 104 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. His record was 28-25, including 4-12 in 2020.the main reason why he asked the Texans’ general management to trade him.
The Browns have no intention of settling with Baker Mayfield, No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Draft, so if Watson is suspended, Cleveland will likely be forced to start the regular season with Jacoby Brissett as your starting quarterback.