Roger Goodell Is Expected To Appeal Deshaun Watson’s Suspension: REPORT

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Roger Goodell will likely appeal Deshaun Watson’s six game suspension.

Judge Sue L. Robinson slapped the Cleveland Browns quarterback with a six-game suspension following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Will the NFL appeal Deshaun Watson’s suspension? (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

As soon as the decision from Robinson dropped, there was immediate outrage that the suspension was way too soft. Now, it sounds like Goodell will try to fight.

The NFL is expected to “exercise its right to file an appeal within three days and that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will significantly increase the punishment levied against” the Cleveland Browns dual-threat quarterback, according to

Deshaun Watson suspended six games. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Pro Football Network floated the possibility that Goodell could add many more games to Watson’s suspension and slap him with fines that reach into the millions.

If the NFL decides to appeal the decision, the situation will inevitably be headed to court. If that happens, prepare for some serious fireworks.

Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended six games after allegations of sexual misconduct. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

As stated above, fans were not pleased with Watson only getting six games after facing allegations of sexual misconduct.

Now, the NFL has the chance to try to change the narrative, and that decision ultimately sits with Goodell.

Will the NFL fight the Deshaun Watson decision? (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

Make sure to check back for the latest information on Watson as we have it.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.


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