Thiings won’t end there as the league now has a few days to appeal that decision.
According to a recent report, Roger Goodell and the NFL want to see Watson’s suspension increase significantly.
“Multiple league sources and legal experts predict that the NFL will exercise its right to file an appeal within three days and that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will significantly increase the punishment levied against the three-time Pro Bowl passer that included no fine,” said Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
Goodell is in a spot that will earn him criticism whatever he does. The NFL didn’t get what it wanted from Robinson’s ruling and punishment.
She described Watson’s actions as “egregious,” termed his behavior as “non-violent sexual conduct,” mandated him not to receive massages from anyone except team-approved personnel and imposed other behavioral expectations.
During a three-day hearing in June, the league pushed for a full-season suspension that would have seen Watson sit out more than 2.5 years by its conclusion.
If the NFL appeals, the final decision rests with Goodell.
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