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Komish: 'Evidence' seeks extension of Deshawn Watson's suspension

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that "evidence" of Deshawn Watson's "predatory behavior" was behind the league's push for a six-game suspension and at least a one-year penalty.

Goodell said the league was appealing a six-game suspension handed down last week by former judge and NFL disciplinary officer-appointed Sue L. Robinson.

"We've seen the evidence. She was very clear about the evidence. She strengthened the evidence," said Goodell. said. "There were multiple egregious violations and predatory behavior. These are things we always felt were important to address in a responsible manner."

bears the burden of proving that Mr Watson was involved in the sexual assault." However, she said the league is "seeking to impose dramatic changes on its culture without the benefit of fair notice to those in the NFL who are subject to its policies." Goodell told former New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey to hear the league's appeal. Goodell said on Tuesday that there is no timetable for sentencing representing a "complete, final and complete disposition of the dispute" as per the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Goodell also said Miami his Dolphins owner Stephen His Ross was suspended for "tampering violations of unprecedented scale and severity" and his $1.5 million I was questioned about being fined a dollar. The Dolphins will lose his 2023 first-round pick and her 2024 third-round pick.

Former coach Brian Flores claimed Ross and the Dolphins escaped tanking. Instead, the league discovered that Ross and his executives were joking.

"Game integrity is very important," Goodell said on Tuesday. "I think the findings were very clear about tampering charges. It's clear that there's no tanking going on here, but our words and actions have meaning and can be interpreted and caution should be exercised." I think you need to understand that you need to."

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