Another move to hear the NFL’s appeal of the six-game suspension handed down to the Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson Held on Friday afternoon.
The NFL Players Association has filed a brief response to the league’s appeal. Friday was the deadline to file that brief with the NFLPA.
The NFL is believed to be seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year, as well as a fine. Sue L. Robinson’s initial decision did not include any fines for Watson.
It was former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey. Chosen to listen NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appeals. Harvey served on advisory committees for the league and consulted with the league on the personal conduct policy used to suspend Watson.
The policy calls for expedited rulings on appeals, so Harvey’s ruling should come soon and make it clear when the Browns will have their biggest acquisition of the year in the lineup.