Report: Deshaun Watson Suspension Verdict Could Come Next Week At Earliest
Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson reported to training camp on Friday, with rumors lingering his suspension verdict could come today.
Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson reports now that the veteran quarterback’s suspension verdict will come by next week at the earliest.
Sue L. Robinson, the retired federal judge who is in charge of deciding whether Watson violated the league’s personal conduct policy, has taken her time with the verdict, as was predicted by most media outlets beforehand.
In June, Watson and 20 plaintiffs agreed to settle their lawsuits.
Watson has been accused of inappropriate sexual misconduct during massage sessions by 25 women in civil lawsuits. One of the 25 lawsuits was dismissed after a judge ruled that the petition should include the plaintiff’s name.
Four of the civil lawsuits are set to go to trial next year.
Earlier this offseason, two Texas grand juries declined to pursue a case against Watson. The NFL has reportedly argued in meetings that Watson should face an indefinite suspension of at least a full season, per reports.