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NFL Appeals Deshaun Watson's Six-Game Suspension

Aug 3, 2022 3:58 PM

The NFL has filed an appeal of the six-game suspension given to Deshaun Watson by Judge Sue L. Robinson.

Robinson found Watson guilty of violating the NFL's personal conduct policy from his allegations of sexual misconduct. The NFL proposed suspending Watson for the entire 2022 season and that he not be permitted to return until he satisfied certain conditions for reinstatement.

The Cleveland Browns acquired Watson via trade in the offseason.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Suspension

NFL Strips Dolphins Of 2023 First Round Pick Over Tampering

Aug 2, 2022 1:27 PM

The Miami Dolphins have been stripped of their 2023 first round pick for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton.

Furthermore, Stephen Ross received a $1.5 million fine and suspended throuh Oct. 17th.

The Dolphins violated the anti-tampering policy on three occasions from 2019 to 2022 in conversations with Brady and the agent for Sean Payton. Don Yee represents both Brady and Payton.

In addition to the first-round pick, the Dolphins also will forfeit their 2024 third-round selection.

In February, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the NFL and the Dolphins, alleging racism in the league's hiring practices. In the lawsuit, Flores claims that Ross attempted to incentivize him to "tank," or purposely lose games, shortly after he was hired in 2019, with Ross allegedly offering Flores $100,000 for every loss that season. Flores says that as the team won games late in the season, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier told him Ross was "mad" that the on-field success was "compromising [the team's] draft position."

The NFL looked into these allegations as part of its aforementioned investigation but found no evidence that the team intentionally lost games during the 2019 season.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Deshaun Watson Suspended Six Games

Aug 1, 2022 12:06 PM

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct, disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson ruled Monday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Watson will not be fined, the source told Schefter.

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Suspension

Report: Browns Bracing For Eight-Game Deshaun Watson Suspension

Jul 20, 2022 8:24 AM

The Cleveland Browns are quietly bracing for Deshaun Watson to receive an eight-game suspension from the NFL.

It had previously been reported that Watson would likely be suspended anywhere from two to eight games.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Rams' Bobby Brown Suspended Six Games

Jul 19, 2022 9:17 AM

The NFL has suspended Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Bobby Brown for the first six games of the 2022 season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Brown, 21, will be eligible to return to the active roster October 17.

A 2021 fourth-round pick from Texas A&M, Brown played in 10 games his rookie season, but saw only 22 snaps on defense.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Report: NFL Wants To Avoid Appeals Process With Deshaun Watson

Jun 30, 2022 7:46 AM

Deshaun Watson's disciplinary hearing has dragged out this week without much news on an expected outcome.

However, the Associated Press reports that the NFL "wants to avoid the appeals process -- source said 'a terrible situation for everyone involved' -- so league is more likely to abide by Sue Robinson's ruling if she came back with 6-8 games."

The league would rather settle the situation as quickly as possible, than have the Cleveland Browns quarterback suspended indefinitely and have the NFLPA enter an appeal.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Alvin Kamara Bracing For Suspension Of At Least Six Games

Jun 24, 2022 10:34 AM

Alvin Kamara is bracing for a suspension of at least six weeks, according to a league source.

Kamara faces felony battery charges, with the next hearing set for August.

The NFL's Personal Conduct Policy provides for a baseline six-game suspension in the event of felony battery.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Deshaun Watson To Meet With NFL Officials This Week

May 16, 2022 2:26 PM

Deshaun Watson will meet with NFL officials this week in Texas. 

The NFL has been investigating Watson to determine if he violated its code of conduct. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits from women who have accused him of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions. Two grand juries in Texas have declined to indict Watson on criminal charges, and Watson has denied all wrongdoing.

Watson signed a $230 million, fully guaranteed contract with the Browns earlier this offseason after the team acquired him in a trade with the Houston Texans.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Suspension

DeAndre Hopkins Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

May 3, 2022 11:33 AM

DeAndre Hopkins has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy. 

Hopkins will be allowed to play during the preseason and practice with the team until the beginning of the 2022 regular season.

Hopkins missed three games in the middle of last season with an ankle injury and the final four games of the regular season, plus Arizona's wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Rams, after suffering an MCL injury in Week 14 on Monday Night Football.

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Fantasy, Suspension

Deshaun Watson Won't Face Criminal Charges

Mar 12, 2022 3:08 PM

A grand jury declined to indict Deshaun Watson following a police investigation that was sparked by lawsuits filed by 22 women accusing him of harassment and sexual assault. 

Prosecutors from the district attorney's office in Harris County, Texas, presented evidence and testimony to the 12-person grand jury for over six hours on Friday related to nine of the 10 criminal complaints filed against Watson. The grand jury, which does not require a unanimous vote, rejected all nine cases; prosecutors did not present the 10th.

"It's definitely a very emotional moment for me. I know we're far from being done of handling what we need to handle on the legal side, but today is definitely a big day," Watson, speaking to reporters for the first time in over a year, said at a news conference outside his lawyer's office building. "I thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for letting the truth be heard. And I thank everyone that was a part of this for seeing and hearing both sides. That's what my point and my team wanted to do, is have a fair slate of us telling our side of the story and letting the conclusion come to what happened today, and that's what the grand jury decided on.

"I'm just going to keep fighting to rebuild my name and rebuild my appearance in the community. And on the legal side handle what we need to handle. But also ready to get on the field, and prep for that."

A spokesman for the NFL, which is investigating Watson under its personal conduct policy, said in a statement Friday, "We have been closely monitoring all developments in the matter."

In January 2021, Watson asked the Texans to trade him because he was unhappy about the direction of the franchise.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Suspension, Trade Rumor

Calvin Ridley Suspended One Year For Betting On NFL Games

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Antonio Brown Suspended Three Games For COVID-19 Violation


Roger Goodell: NFL Still Gathering Info On Deshaun Watson Lawsuits

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La'el Collins Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation


NFL Monitoring 'Deeply Disturbing' Allegations Against Deshaun Watson

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Broncos' A.J. Bouye Facing PED Suspension

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Will Fuller Suspended Six Games For PED Violation

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DeAndre Baker Has All Charges Dropped

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Melvin Gordon Cited For Driving Under Influence

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Saints Didn't Technically Suspend Michael Thomas For Week 5

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Michael Thomas Out For Week 5 Following Altercation With Teammate

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Chiefs' Bashaud Breeland Expected To Receive Four-Game Suspension

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Antonio Brown Suspended For First Eight Games Of 2020

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NFL Reinstates Cowboys' Aldon Smith Conditionally

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Telvin Smith Charged With Unlawful Sexual Activity With Minor

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Myles Garrett Reinstated By NFL

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Antonio Brown: I Owe The Whole NFL An Apology

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Josh Gordon Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

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Antonio Brown Posts Lengthy Apology On Instagram

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Josh Shaw Suspended Indefinitely For Gambling On NFL

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