“It was PREDATORY behavior”: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes a BOLD comment on Deshaun Watson controversy

The NFL has been under the scanner since judge Robinson's verdict on Deshaun Watson came out.

Roger Goodell and Deshaun Watson
Roger Goodell and Deshaun Watson
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The Deshaun Watson saga continues to unfold as teams around the league are holding training g camp in anticipation for the new NFL season to begin, where per Retd. Judge Sue L. Robinson‘s ruling, Watson would be suspended for the first 6 games of the season but the world was not a fan of the ruling as evidenced by the outrage across the internet over the ruling.

There were many not happy with the ruling one such party is the NFL itself, as it has appealed Judge Robinson’s decision and is pursuing a one-year ban for the Quarterback.

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“We have seen the evidence”: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson
Retd. Judge Sue L. Robinson and Deshaun Watson

Notably Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns new Quarterback has been accused by over 2 dozen women of sexual misconduct while he was a Houston Texans. The ruling by Judge Robinson was based on violation of the league’s personal conduct policy by Watson. Most of cases have been settled out of court by Watson and his legal team.

“We’ve seen the evidence,” Goodell said following Tuesday’s Special League Meeting in Minneapolis, which was called to allow for a vote on the sale of the Broncos. “[Disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson] was very clear about the evidence, should we enforce the evidence. That there was multiple violations here, and they were egregious, and it was predatory behavior. Those are things that we always felt were important for us to address in a way that’s responsible.

Deshaun Watson and NFL player conduct policy
Deshaun Watson and NFL player conduct policy

Notably Deshaun Watson, the Cleveland Browns new Quarterback has been accused by over 2 dozen women of sexual misconduct while he was a Houston Texans. The ruling by Judge Robinson was based on violation of the league’s personal conduct policy by Watson. Most of cases have been settled out of court by Watson and his legal team.

After Judge Robinson’s ruling came out on August 1st the NFL decided to appeal her decision and officially did so on August 3rd. Now former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey has been designated to rule on the appeal.

Per Goodell the appeal-“It’s a part of the CBA that two parties have the right. Either party could certainly challenge and appeal that and that was something that we thought was our right to do, as well as the NFLPA. So we decided it was the right thing to do.”

When asked about a possible timeline for Harvey’s decision Goodell did not have an answer.

Also Read: “It’s far from over”: Deshaun Watson might still be banned for entire season