Roger Goodell not one to decide whether Deshaun Watson has violated NFL policy (report)

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While Roger Goodell confirmed that the league’s investigation into Deshaun Watson is still ongoing, the commissioner is reportedly not the one who will determine whether the quarterback has violated personal conduct policy, according to the 2020 collective bargaining agreement.

A source told Yahoo! Sport instead, it is expected to be former U.S. District Court Judge Sue Robinson, someone who both the NFL and NFLPA have agreed to act as an impartial arbitrator with disciplinary cases similar to Watson’s.

Goodell could have previously acted unilaterally for the new CBA. Regardless of who determines the outcome of the investigation, Watson still faces three options: fine, suspension or no penalty.

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