Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk revealed on Thursday that the NFL Players’ Association is preparing for a recommendation from the league of the “unprecedented” punishment “of the Cleverland Browns star quarterback Deshon Watson, who will reportedly soon to face a total of 26 active civil cases in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct during massage sessions.
There is another indication that the NFL is on the verge of lifting the ban against Watson.
Mark Maske The Washington Post reported on Friday afternoon that the NFL would “argue” that Watson deserved a “significant” removal for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. ” Maske added that sources close to Watson’s side said the NFL would “probably” try to stop the 26-year-old for an entire season.
Watson has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has had two grand juries refuses to charge him.
Maske says former United States District Judge Sue L. Robinson, a disciplinary officer co-appointed by the NFL and the union, will soon receive the findings of the league’s investigation. Hope is a punishment, and the subsequent appeal will be completed before the Browns training camp opens on July 27.
The issue will be closed in the eyes of the league if Robinson decides that Watson has not violated the policy of personal conduct.
Earlier in the day, Florio noted that the NFL and NFLPA could work out an “agreed solution” to Watson’s punishment, which would likely involve the caller admitting that he had “done something he should not have done” during the massage sessions in question.
Veteran Jacoby Brissett is from Cleveland primary backup and will become the club’s QB1 if Watson is not eligible to play this fall.