Due date for NFL, NFLPA briefs in Deshaun Watson case is today

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At the conclusion of the three-day Deshaun Watson hearing, it was reported that the NFL and NFL Players Association were due to be submitted to Judge Sue L. Robinson on Monday, July 11. That deadline has, at some point, been extended by one day.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the post-hearing briefs are due today, July 12.

Judge Robinson then will digest the documents and, eventually, make a decision. It will be important for her to write a clear and understandable ruling. She will make specific findings of fact, which will be binding on any appeal, if there is one, to Commissioner Roger Goodell. The document, if published (as it should be) will be scrutinized and analyzed and possibly criticized.

When will the decision come? I’m still pegging the week of July 25, especially with the process now delayed by a day.

And remember this — a settlement can be reached at any time. If it isn’t, Judge Robinson will make a decision. Unless she imposes no discipline at all, either side can appeal to Goodell, who will have final say.

15 responses to “Due date for NFL, NFLPA briefs in Deshaun Watson case is today

  1. This feels like waiting for a decision by the SCOTUS. It shouldn’t but it does.

  2. They’re trying hard to find some palatable way to convince everyone it wasn’t all that bad. It’s a tough sell, and will be expensive.

  3. He should be suspended until at least the Statue of Limitations passes, which I believe is March of 23.

    At that point all possible new cases would have been revealed. Then the NFL can look at the situation as a whole, and decide what is the appropriate plan for moving forward….

  4. badthing03 says:
    July 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm
    He should be suspended until at least the Statue of Limitations passes, which I believe is March of 23.

    At that point all possible new cases would have been revealed. Then the NFL can look at the situation as a whole, and decide what is the appropriate plan for moving forward….
    ____
    Actually, it’s in the hand of Judge Robinson, based on the testimony of 4 plaintiffs. Only a criminal case could add up down the road, on the decision to come in the next 2 weeks.

  5. fuzall says:
    July 12, 2022 at 2:35 pm
    Why the drama? Deshaun had implicated himself in MULTIPLE crimes.
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    Bengals fan, there were no charges filed. Please stop trolling Browns’ posts.

  6. cam180 says:
    July 12, 2022 at 4:42 pm
    badthing03 says:
    July 12, 2022 at 2:53 pm
    He should be suspended until at least the Statue of Limitations passes, which I believe is March of 23.

    At that point all possible new cases would have been revealed. Then the NFL can look at the situation as a whole, and decide what is the appropriate plan for moving forward….
    ____
    Actually, it’s in the hand of Judge Robinson, based on the testimony of 4 plaintiffs. Only a criminal case could add up down the road, on the decision to come in the next 2 weeks.
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    I simply stated what the NFL should do…..

  7. fuzall says:
    July 12, 2022 at 2:35 pm
    Why the drama? Deshaun had implicated himself in MULTIPLE crimes.
    ———————————————————————–
    Bengals fan, there were no charges filed. Please stop trolling Browns’ posts
    *************************************************************************************

    Bengals fan? Ha! Deshaun admitted he was buying sex. THAT is a CRIME – wise up Brownie

  8. fuzall says:
    July 12, 2022 at 2:35 pm
    Why the drama? Deshaun had implicated himself in MULTIPLE crimes.
    ———————————————————————–
    Bengals fan, there were no charges filed. Please stop trolling Browns’ posts
    *************************************************************************************

    Bengals fan? Ha! Deshaun admitted he was buying sex. THAT is a CRIME – wise up Brownie
    _________________________________________

    I will hold my breath to wait for that criminal indictment…..wait, didn’t 2 grand juries review that evidence already??

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