The NFLPA filed its reply brief to the NFL’s appeal of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension Friday, the union announced.
On Wednesday, the NFL appealed the suspension handed to Watson, who was accused by at least two dozen women of sexual assault and sexual misconduct. The league is seeking an indefinite suspension that would last a minimum of one year, a source told The Athletic.
On Thursday, reports circulated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell selected former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey to hear the appeal.
Browns plan to play Deshaun Watson in preseason, but he won’t play the first six weeks of regular season
The Cleveland Browns are continuing to split reps at quarterback the same way they have through training camp and Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said that will remain the plan until there is a final decision regarding Watson’s availability this season.