Another step toward hearing the NFL’s appeal against the six-game suspension given to Brown’s quarterback Deshaun Watson took place Friday afternoon.
The NFL Players Association has announced that it has filed a brief response to the league’s appeal. Friday was the TNZT for the NFLPA to file that letter.
The NFL is believed to require an indefinite suspension of at least one year and a fine. Sue L. Robinson’s initial ruling did not include a fine for Watson.
Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey was selected to hear the appeal by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Harvey has served on league advisory committees and consulted with the league about the personal conduct policy used to suspend Watson.
The policy calls for an expedited decision on appeal, so Harvey’s ruling should come in the near future and provide clarity on when the Browns can have their big addition of the year in the lineup.
NFLPA Files Answer To NFL Appeal From Deshaun Watson Originally Appeared On Pro Football Talk