Peter C. Harvey, a former NJ attorney general, has been appointed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to hear the appeal of Deshaun Watson’s six-game ban as a quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.
The NFL is requesting a harsher punishment under the league’s personal conduct code.
Roger Goodell had the choice of either taking the appeal himself or designating a replacement under the agreement.
The NFL is requesting an indefinite ban that would last at least one year. As well as a monetary penalty (which Robinson did not impose on Watson) and treatment for the star quarterback.
“The NFL carried its burden that Mr. Watson committed sexual assault” against the four therapists ”
Robinson wrote in his decision to impose the six-game suspension.