There’s a chance that he could sit out the entire season or have a reduced sanction, depending on what former federal judge Sue Robinson will recommend.
Browns fans hope that he gets to see action and help turn the team into contenders.
Meanwhile, front office executives are hoping to get their money’s worth after agreeing to a five-year, $230 million fully guaranteed deal.
The NFL is arguing that Watson should be given an indefinite suspension due to his alleged sexual misconduct cases.
They’ve built their case through the stories of several women who have filed charges against the Pro Bowl quarterback.
On the other hand, Watson’s camp through the NFL Players Association and Jeffrey Kessler is pushing for a reduced or canceled suspension based on precedent-based rulings.
Robinson will weigh both sides before making a recommendation that Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement as is or with revisions.
That said, CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson has an update regarding the Watson situation.
Post-hearing briefs are due "soon" this week in the Deshaun Watson proceeding. This morning, a league source said this on the timeline for a result.
"We're still looking at a few weeks before we get a decision. It may or may not be before camp. Sue Robinson will take her time."
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 11, 2022
Anderson tweeted, “Post-hearing briefs are due ‘soon’ this week in the Deshaun Watson proceeding. This morning, a league source said this on the timeline for a result. ‘We’re still looking at a few weeks before we get a decision. It may or may not be before camp. Sue Robinson will take her time.'”
Watson Might Miss Training Camp
Given the timeline shared by Anderson, there’s a chance that Watson will not suit up in training camp.
After all, Robinson will be reviewing a delicate topic and she won’t rush her judgment.
She will go through the briefs presented to come up with a fair decision.
Either way, she will get criticized by a group of people regardless of her recommendation.