Deshaun Watson’s hearing before the NFL and NFL Players Association’s jointly appointed disciplinary officer, Sue L. Robinson, has concluded for the day, ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported Tuesday.
The hearing is scheduled to resume Wednesday and will proceed even longer than that, a source told Graziano. Watson has been accused by 25 women of actions starting from sexual assault to inappropriate behavior during massage sessions.
The NFL is predicted to push for a suspension of a minimum of a yr, based on Graziano.
One among the 25 lawsuits was dropped after the judge ruled the petition needed to be amended with the plaintiff’s name. Watson and 20 of the opposite plaintiffs agreed to settle the lawsuits last week.
On Monday, one in all the 4 energetic civil lawsuits was amended to call the Houston Texans as a defendant. That day, attorney Tony Buzbee, who at one time represented all 25 women, said in an announcement that “the overwhelming evidence collected indicating that the Houston Texans enabled Watson’s behavior is incredibly damning.”
Two grand juries in Texas declined to pursue criminal charges against Watson earlier this yr.
The Texans traded Watson to the Browns in March after the primary grand jury announced it will not indict Watson.