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ESPN: Browns' Deshaun Watson to Sue NFL If League Appeals 6-Game Suspension

The NFL could appeal the six-game suspension levied against Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Wastson, but it might open the league up to legal trouble.

ESPN's Jeff Darlington provided a breakdown Tuesday on Get Up (2:00 mark in video):

"I'm told if the NFL does appeal this, that Deshaun Watson's side will be filing suit against them to question the authority of [commissioner Roger] Goodell to do so," Darlington reported.

As Darlington noted, this could delay the suspension through injunctions.

The initial ruling of a six-game suspension with no fine was made by independent disciplinary officer Sue L.