The clock is ticking on Judge Sue Robinson

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There’s a general rule among lawyers that it’s not wise to ask a judge for a ruling because you just might get one.

The Browns and quarterback Deshaun Watson surely would like to have a ruling from Judge Sue L. Robinson, now that training camp is opening and Watson’s status for Week One remains undecided. But they definitely won’t be doing anything other than watching and waiting for her decision, whenever it may arrive.

It’s been four weeks since the three-day hearing on Watson’s potential discipline began. It’s been two weeks since the lawyers submitted written materials regarding the competing positions on whether Watson should be suspended, and if so for how long. As of this posting, there hasn’t been a peep from Judge Robinson.

If she imposes any discipline at all, either side can appeal to Commissioner Roger Goodell. That stage also will take some time. Surely, everyone will know Watson’s status by Week One. In the interim, it will be useful for the Browns to know if they won’t have Watson for the Baker Mayfield reunion game, and if not for how long after that Watson will be gone.

14 responses to “The clock is ticking on Judge Sue Robinson

  1. But that’s what Judges and Lawyers do. Delay, delay, bill the client, delay………

  2. R E L A X if it’s the 6-10 weeks that most expect as long as the backup is getting his reps that’s all that matters .
    This will be a lost season if it’s the 10 weeks so des it really matter when you know other then the media having kittens over this subject.
    ANYBODY WHO TALKS SB tell’em to shut up.

  3. warhawk7611 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
    But that’s what Judges and Lawyers do. Delay, delay, bill the client, delay………
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    Judges don’t have clients, and they don’t bill anyone.

  4. Am I the only one finding it really funny that Goodell can simply just ignore her recommendation if he doesn’t like it? She is laughing all the way to the bank, and so are all the other lawyers in this circus.

  5. Judge Robinson is under no obligation to issue an opinion at any certain date. She certainly has no responsibility to the Browns or Watson to do so.

  6. Ever since the Browns entered the NFL (after DOMINATING the AAFC) and won it all in their first year, the NFL has treated the Browns with disdain.

  7. Take all the time you need. The longer this goes on the more DeeShawn has to squirm.

  8. stripes says:
    July 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm
    Ever since the Browns entered the NFL (after DOMINATING the AAFC) and won it all in their first year, the NFL has treated the Browns with disdain.
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    Actually it is the Browns that have treated themselves with disdain, also with much stupidity as well. It is interesting how an NFL team continues to do the same things year in and out, but remain hopeful of different results. The true test of insanity.

  9. gibson45 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    warhawk7611 says:
    July 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm
    But that’s what Judges and Lawyers do. Delay, delay, bill the client, delay………
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    Judges don’t have clients, and they don’t bill anyone.

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    The people who disagree with you must have gotten billed by some judges. Maybe they should sue.
    But then they would have to deal with more judges who would bill them for more money. It’s a game you can’t win.

  10. Lotsa thumbs down on this – but it won’t take long for all the pitchfork crowd to realize the Browns are dumb like a fox and got a 25 yr old franchise QB without having to play the draft lottery.

  11. thomashobbesjr says:
    July 26, 2022 at 10:06 pm
    Lotsa thumbs down on this – but it won’t take long for all the pitchfork crowd to realize the Browns are dumb like a fox and got a 25 yr old franchise QB without having to play the draft lottery.

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    Considering he has actually done nothing and has a losing record with what was pretty decent teams and a star WR that itself is questionable. His stats came from being behind and losing games so the Texans threw the ball constantly playing catchup. Baker played better with less and had a different group of coaches every year. Now to my point which is they will not win with Watson either, especially when that contract actually starts paying out and others need to be paid. So you can sit and think and talk about how smart they are but next year when they have Watson and everything lined up it will be the pitchfork crowd laughing at how your high dollar QB is leading a losing Browns team. Browns will always be the Browns. Enjoy.

  12. The Texans were 24-13 with Watson at qb his first 3 years. Obrien became gm and got rid of 11 ballplayers including Hopkins who he had no business trading. The 4-12 stuff was all on Obrien who was fired after only 9 months on the job. Cleveland is going to be a hard team to beat.

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