Robinson handed down this verdict after a three-day hearing and weeks of deliberation.
It’s good news for Browns fans because they get to see the play-caller signed to a five-year, $230 million fully-guaranteed contract.
Having him on the field gives Cleveland a better chance of winning and possibly entering the playoffs.
However, the decision is also getting much criticism because it’s like Watson got away with his malicious behavior.
After all, the fact that he settled doesn’t mean he’s innocent.
Likewise, six games are nothing compared to the one-year suspension given to Calvin Ridley for gambling.
But the NFL and Watson’s camp haven’t seen the end of this case, as CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson shared.
Now we wait to see if the NFL wil appeal Sue Robinson's decision that Deshaun Watson should be suspended for 6 games. Per the CBA they have 3 days, and get a response in 2.
Separately, sources close to the situation are waiting to see & read the logic of her ruling as we speak.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) August 1, 2022
Anderson shared, “Now we wait to see if the NFL will appeal Sue Robinson’s decision that Deshaun Watson should be suspended for 6 games. Per the CBA they have 3 days and get a response in 2. Separately, sources close to the situation are waiting to see & read the logic of her ruling as we speak.”
Will The League Appeal Robinson’s Recommendation?
Reading the logic of Robinson’s ruling is important for the league to plan its next move accordingly.
But if there’s any hint regarding her train of thought, she based it on cases of the same nature that the league handled in the past.
Likewise, presenting only five cases might have hurt the strength of the NFL’s case.
Therefore, the end of this saga is still weeks away and the final verdict might not happen by the end of training camp.
While Watson will play the waiting game, the decision recommended by Robinson is enough reason for Browns fans to celebrate.