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Wed Aug 10, 2022, 12:34 PM

NFL Roger Goodell explains the league's decision to pursue a one-year suspension for Deshaun Watson

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday explained the league's decision to pursue a one-year suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson and weighed in on the findings of an independent investigation into integrity of the game violations committed by the Dolphins.

Goodell told reporters that the evidence showed Watson committed multiple violations of the NFL's personal-conduct policy.

"We've seen the evidence," Goodell said following Tuesday's Special League Meeting in Minneapolis, which was called to allow for a vote on the sale of the Broncos. "[Disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson] was very clear about the evidence, should we enforce the evidence. That there was multiple violations here, and they were egregious, and it was predatory behavior. Those are things that we always felt were important for us to address in a way that's responsible."

In issuing a six-game suspension for Watson on Aug. 1, Robinson wrote that Watson engaged in "sexual assault; conduct that poses a genuine danger to the safety and well-being of another person; and conduct that undermines or puts at risk the integrity of the NFL." Robinson, however, noted that she was "bound 'by standards of fairness and consistency of treatment among players similarly situated' " in her decision for a six-game suspension despite the NFL seeking a yearlong ban.


https://www.nfl.com/news/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-explains-league-s-decision-to-pursue-one-year-sus

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TeamProg Aug 2022 OP
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PittBlue Aug 2022 #6

Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 01:33 PM

1. six games seems inadequate

kamara might get that for 1 count of battery.

as for the dolphins. losing games on purpose seems like a pretty serious "integrity of the game"
violation. compare to the saints 1 year suspension of the head coach and loss of a few draft choices in the bounty hunting business.

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Response to TeamProg (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 03:43 PM

2. He should never be allowed to play again.

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Response to PittBlue (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 08:19 PM

3. Are you a Steelers fan? If so, I can understand not wanting Watson

to play. But technically, people are not supposed to lose their jobs when they break the law. The punishment alone is supposed to be enough.

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 08:27 PM

4. I live in Cleveland.

Yes, I am a Steeler fan but I also hated Ben Rothelesberger because he was a disgusting jerk. We moved here last year from PA to be near our son. We have been rooting for Cleveland for years except when they play the Steelers.
Watson is a jerk and I hope he gets suspended for at least a year. BTW...I love living in Cleveland and would not go back to SW PA.

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Response to PittBlue (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 08:43 PM

5. Does Cleveland rock?

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Response to TeamProg (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 15, 2022, 06:38 AM

6. Absolutely.

It is a beautiful area.

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