Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, will have his two-day hearing before judge Sue Robinson extended to three days on Thursday. The NFL may sanction Watson as a result of its independent inquiry into whether he violated the league’s personal-conduct code. Watson has been accused by many women of sexual assault and misbehavior during massage treatment sessions.
The league is anticipated to argue for an indefinite ban of at least one year, according to NFL Network, and Watson may then submit an application for reinstatement following the 2022 campaign. The NFLPA’s legal representatives and Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, are anticipated to make the case that neither the alleged offenses against Watson nor the precedent set by other bans imposed by the NFL warrant a suspension of this duration. There are no clauses mandating that the inquiry be finished in a specific amount of time. However, a choice is anticipated before the start of training camp (before July 26).