Former Cleveland Browns GM Suspects A Long And Brutal Suspension For QB Deshaun Watson

Published 08/07/2022, 3:00 PM EDT
BEREA, OH – JUNE 14: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns speaks during press conference after the Cleveland Browns mandatory minicamp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on June 14, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

A large suspension is looming over the head of Deshaun Watson. Judge Sue Robinson initially gave the new Cleveland Browns quarterback a six-game suspension. However, the league is looking to extend it indefinitely. There was a common speculation around the league that Watson’s suspension could be extended. Many players had been suspended for a lot more games for doing quite a lot less than Watson was accused of.

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As a result, the NFL is stepping up in its attempts to extend Watson’s suspension. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi also gave his view on the situation. He also believes that Watson might be suspended for a lot more games than initially announced.

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Talking about it, Lombardi said, “The NFL by allowing Sue Robinson to make a ruling they have evidence now that he violated the conduct of detrimental clauses in his contract and that will hold up if this thing goes to a court of law because what that’s saying is the independent arbitrator said he violated the conduct now they don’t agree with six games but it’s their own fault because the NFL has been all over the map when it comes to handing out punishment…”

Michael Lombardi mentioned how the league has suspended people over the years. The suspensions in the past have been brutal on the players. As a result, the same scenario is expected for Deshaun Watson.

Lombardi expects a lengthy procedure in the suspension of Deshaun Watson

Michael Lombardi further talked about what he thinks will happen in the end. He firmly believes that the procedure might become very long if all the parties don’t mutually agree on it.

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Lombardi said, “We know the players association wants six games do they settle on 12 I don’t know I think a lot of this comes down to the simple fact who’s going to win in federal court if this goes to a federal court for a federal judge like the Tom Brady case did which one has the more compelling argument and with Sue Robinson in favor of what she ruled on not so much the suspension the NFL has to be able to have the leverage in this negotiation…” 

BEREA, OH – JULY 30: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns signs autographs after Cleveland Browns training camp at CrossCountry Mortgage Campus on July 30, 2022 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

The QB is not quite happy with the ruling delivered by Judge Robinson. Deshaun Watson is adamant that he is innocent. It is why he thinks he shouldn’t be getting suspended at all. The league also wants to protect its image and set a standard. It will be interesting to see what the final outcome of all this will come to.

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary

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Abhimanyu Chaudhary is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He has been a life-long fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Liverpool FC. But when it comes to the NFL, you can always see him rooting for his favorite superstar Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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