Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is scheduled to have a hearing with disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson on Tuesday, ESPN reported Saturday.
The hearing will center on the 26 women who accused Watson of unwanted advances and inappropriate sexual conduct during massage appointments during his time with the Houston Texas.
Robinson was jointly appointed by the NFL and NFL Players Association.
The NFL is expected to push for a lengthy suspension of Watson, whose representatives have settled 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits filed against Watson.
The NFLPA will defend Watson during the hearing.
Robinson spent more than 25 years (1991-2017) as a member of Delaware’s district court.
After Robinson makes a ruling, Watson will have the option to appeal any punishment.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could rule on Watson’s appeal or allow an independent arbitrator to make a decision.
Watson has denied the accusations on multiple occasions.
The Browns acquired Watson from the Texans in a trade in March and gave him $230 million in guaranteed money on a five-year deal. Watson didn’t play in 2021 after requesting to be traded from the Texans.
–Field Level Media