The NFL could appeal the six-game suspension levied against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Wastson, but it might open the league up to legal trouble.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington provided a breakdown Tuesday on Get Up:

"I'm told if the NFL does appeal this, that Deshaun Watson's side will be filing suit against them to question the authority of [commissioner Roger] Goodell to do so," Darlington reported.

As Darlington noted, this could delay the suspension through injunctions.