NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 09: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans reacts after a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Wil Lutz of the Saints kicked a game-winning 58 yard field goal as time expired to give the Saints a 30-28 win. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The NFL is appealing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.

The league issued a statement on Wednesday (Aug. 3) stating, “On Monday, Judge Sue L. Robinson, the independent Disciplinary Officer jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association, issued her ruling in the Personal Conduct Policy matter regarding Deshaun Watson. Under the 2020 NFL-NFLPA collective bargaining agreement (‘CBA’), the factual findings of the Disciplinary Officer are binding and may not be appealed. Judge Robinson found that Mr. Watson violated the NFL’s personal-conduct policy on multiple occasions and suspended him for six games. The CBA affords the NFL or NFLPA the right to appeal the discipline imposed by the Disciplinary Officer. Such an appeal must be filed within three days and would be heard by the Commissioner or his designee.”

The statement added, “The NFL notified the NFLPA that it will appeal Judge Robinson’s disciplinary decision and filed its brief this afternoon. Commissioner Roger Goodell will determine who will hear the appeal.”

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