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Browns QB Deshaun Watson scheduled for NFL disciplinary hearing Tuesday

This comes 4 days after settling majority of cases
Deshaun Watson
Posted at 5:34 PM, Jun 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-27 14:03:33-04

CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's disciplinary hearing with the NFL and the NFL Players Association is slated to start Tuesday, a league source confirmed to News 5.

Sue L. Robinson was selected by the two organizations to jointly represent and after investigating Watson about the allegations, will begin presenting the information on June 28.

Robinson will then listen to both sides as the NFL is likely to suggest a "lengthy" suspension for Watson, meanwhile, the NFLPA is to defend the quarterback who recently settled 20 of 24 lawsuits filed against him.

After settling those lawsuits, the NFL clarified that Watson settling the cases would have "no impact on the collectively bargained disciplinary process."

However, the NFL is likely to base the suspension time frame on a fraction of those women's lawsuits, according to an ESPN report.

There is no timeline for a decision to be made, but with the hearings set to being, the process is nearing finality.

Robinson has no record of ruling on cases associated with the NFL, and is a former member of Delaware's district court as the first woman to sit on the bench. She also served on the Judicial Conference of the United States.

RELATED: Deshaun Watson has settled 20 of 24 civil lawsuits, says attorney

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