Not so fast Deshaun, this isn't over yet
According to multiple reports, the NFL is appealing the Deshaun Watson suspension, which will put the punishment back in the league's hands.
League has filed its appeal in Deshaun Watson suspension, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2022
Roger Goodell will determine who will hear the appeal, and whatever they decide is binding. One thing is for sure, we don't see the league handing out a lighter suspension.
Below you can read the league's statement on the process.
More facts on the appeal, background and what it means:
— Any response to the appeal by the NFLPA must be filed in writing within two business days.
— Commissioner or his designee will issue a written decision that will constitute final disposition of the dispute and is binding https://t.co/QMOBTDHKUj
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2022
At the end of the day, this is great news for Texans fans. The more games he misses, the better draft pick the Texans are likely to get.
The NFL was seeking an indefinite suspension before the ruling came down. And they may actually get it.