NFLPA files its reply to the NFL’s appeal of Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension

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The NFLPA files its response to the NFL’s appeal against Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension over dozens of sexual misconduct allegations

  • The players’ association has filed its response to the NFL’s appeal of the ban
  • Deshaun Watson was given a six-game suspension by an independent arbiter
  • The league appealed the suspension, which was labeled a ‘joke’ on Wednesday

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The NFLPA has responded to the NFL’s appeal against Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback was banned Monday by independent arbitrator Sue L. Robinson over dozens of sexual misconduct allegations dating back to his time with the Houston Texans.

The NFL exercised its collectively negotiated right to appeal Wednesday after the suspension by Robinson, a disciplinary officer appointed by the league and the players’ union.

The 26-year-old quarterback is accused of sexually abusing and harassing dozens of female massage therapists in the Houston area between 2019 and 2021, when he was a member of the Texans.

The players’ association had two days to respond to the appeal and submitted the answer on Friday.

Under Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement, Commissioner Roger Goodell could have heard the appeal himself or appointed another arbitrator – and that ruling by Goodell or his agent would be final and binding on all parties.

However, Goodell will not take the appeal personally and will instead appoint former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey on Thursday.

Harvey now has all the information at his disposal to write his ruling on the appeal.

The NFLPA has filed its response to the NFL’s appeal against Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension

The players' association announced that it had submitted its response to the NFL's appeal on Twitter

The players' association announced that it had submitted its response to the NFL's appeal on Twitter

The players’ association announced that it had submitted its response to the NFL’s appeal on Twitter

There will be no new hearing, Harvey will review the case and the filings before making a decision.

It’s unclear how soon the ruling will be announced, but it could be within the next week and is expected to come before the start of the regular season, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

The league is appealing an indefinite suspension, which would last at least a year, and the appeal could also include a fine, the report said. Jeff Darlington of ESPN.

Mr. Harvey was the Attorney General of New Jersey and is now a partner at the New York firm of Paterson Belknap.

He serves on the Diversity Advisory Committee of the National Football League (“NFL”) and serves as an expert advisory on the NFL’s efforts to improve racial and gender diversity when hiring head coaches and senior executives in the NFL’s. – member clubs and league office.

Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey Will Hear NFL Appeal

Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey Will Hear NFL Appeal

Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey Will Hear NFL Appeal

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