Cleveland Browns fans and the team themselves are searching with QB Deshawn Watson’s fate will not fall into the hands of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Although Goodell has the right to hear the appeal, as reported earlier todayhe won’t do it. The NFL has filed an appeal against referee Sue Robinson’s suspension. seek more punishment.
According to the league, their appeal includes evaluation and treatment (consultations), a fine and a longer suspension. Robinson’s punishment only included a six-game suspension and a massage restriction.
Instead of handling the appeal himself, Goodell appointed former New Jersey Attorney General Peter K. Harvey to handle the appeal:
One of the most interesting remarks in the NFL edition of Harvey is that he helped the NFL develop a very personal policy of conduct that he will now hear an appeal against.
Harvey also served in commissioner’s advisory committee for investigating Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott.
The NFL is reportedly determined to suspend Watson for at least a year due to the Browns’ play in Houston. as an important concern for them.
Given Harvey’s knowledge of personal conduct policy and access to all information from Judge Robinson’s hearing, the decision could have been made relatively quickly compared to the original decision.