NFL gets called out by fans after weak Deshaun Watson suspension recommendation

Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

NFL fans are not happy about Sue Robinson’s ruling on the Deshaun Watson suspension.

Judge Sue Robinson recommends the NFL should suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for rampant sexual misconduct.

Robinson’s ruling was expected to happen on Monday. With the NFLPA putting out a statement about the imminent suspension on Sunday evening saying that it will not appeal Robinson’s ruling, one could infer that it was not going to be an indefinite one. While the NFL can still appeal Robinson’s ruling, it only has three days to do so. Regardless, this is a terrible look for the league.

Watson did not play in a single game at all a year ago when he was still with the Houston Texans.

He would be eligible to first play for the Browns in Week 7 vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 23.

NFL fans are furious about the weak six-game suspension for Deshaun Watson

For a league that claims to care about women, a six-game suspension is seen as embarrassing.

While the NFL is great at a lot of things, doling out punishments has never been one of them…

Watson’s six-game suspension will be as long as Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ for using a banned substance and 11 games short of wide receiver Calvin Ridley’s yearlong suspension for betting on his Atlanta Falcons last season.

Ultimately, the ball is back in Roger Goodell’s court. While the league office needs to look over Robinson’s initial ruling first, one would expect the NFL will appeal the six-game suspension. With training camp already here and the regular season rapidly approaching, this thing is far from over. Watson may not be suspended indefinitely, but getting only six games is completely tone-deaf.

NFL fans have every reason to be furious over Watson getting this weak six-game suspension.

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