The news we’ve all been waiting for finally came early Monday morning. Judge Sue Robinson issued her verdict on Deshaun Watson missing the first six games of the 2022 NFL season. Riger Goodell and the NFL have appealed, however, and it looks like that suspension is growing.
The NFL is known to have requested a minimum one-year suspension since the disciplinary hearing began. We also found that the two sides tried to come to an agreement prior to Robinson’s decision, but Watson’s camp refused.
During that settlement call, the NFL wanted a 12-game suspension and a hefty fine. There’s a reason they wanted 12 games.
According to multiple reports, the NFL wants Watson out for at least 12 games because they don’t want him to play in Houston this year.
NFL insiders Albert Breer and Charles Robinson both cover this tidbit.
“That’s right by @AlbertBreer,” Robinson tweeted. “I’ve also heard from sources that the #NFL and Roger Goodell specifically don’t want Watson to play in the Houston game in Week 13.
As of now, Watson’s first game will be against Baltimore on October 23.
If Watson receives a 12-game suspension, he won’t be able to return until Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.