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Deshaun Watson Is Going To Use A Ben Roethlisberger Defense In His Suspension Appeal

The Deshaun Watson situation isn’t close to being over.

Judge Sue Robinson came up with a six-game suspension for Watson after his many sexual misconduct accusations, and neither the NFL nor Watson are happy with it.

Watson thinks six games is too many, while the NFL believes it’s not long enough. Because of that, both sides are going to appeal the decision.

For Watson, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the defense he will be using will be bringing up Ben Roethlisberger.

With the NFL filing its appeal of the Deshaun Watson suspension, & per a source still seeking an indefinite suspension of a minimum of a year and a potential fine–as @JeffDarlington first reported-another source tells me, “expect lots of talk about ‘Big Ben’ vs. Deshaun Watson.”

The source added with, “Big Ben (initially getting a) 6 game suspension reduced to 4, vs. Deshaun Watson getting 6 (and the) push to a full season.” Another source said, “where are the fairness and consistency, especially if Sue Robinson landed at 6” with her lengthy review?
Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by two women, and in both cases, a grand jury decided not to press charges, just like with Watson.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was suspended Wednesday for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, the league announced.

Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down the punishment a week after prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger in a case involving a 20-year-old college student who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub in March.

Roethlisberger also was ordered to undergo a comprehensive behavioral evaluation. Goodell will look at Roethlisberger’s progress before the season and might consider reducing the suspension to four games.

However, a failure to comply with the NFL’s ruling might lead to a longer suspension.

Roethlisberger is barred from attending any Steelers on-field, offseason activity until he completes the evaluation. He can participate in training camp and preseason games this summer as long as he is cleared by the evaluators and Goodell.

Roethlisberger is the first player suspended by Goodell under the conduct policy who hasn’t been arrested or charged with a crime.

Not sure if that will work for Watson, though.
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