Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing over after three days, no timetable for ruling

Deshaun Watson’s hearing before jointly appointed NFL and NFL Players Association disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson has ended after three days, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano on Thursday.

Watson’s hearing began Tuesday morning and ended Thursday evening.

Watson has been accused in civil lawsuits by 25 women of actions ranging from sexual assault to inappropriate behavior during massage sessions. The NFL has been pushing for a suspension of at least a year, according to Graziano, who reported that both sides made multiple attempts to reach an agreement during the hearing but continued to be unable to reach an agreement.

According to Graziano, Robinson requested post-hearing briefings, which are due the week of July 11.

There is no set timeline for Robinson’s decision. A source told Graziano that Robinson is expected to “take his time.”

If either the union or the league appeals the decision, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee will “enter a written decision constituting a full, final and complete settlement of the dispute,” under the terms of Article 46 of the collective agreement.

One of the 25 lawsuits was dropped after the judge ruled that the motion had to be amended with the plaintiff’s name. Watson and 20 of the other plaintiffs agreed last week to settle their lawsuits.

On Monday, one of the four active civil suits was amended to name the Houston Texans as a defendant. On that day, attorney Tony Buzbee, who once represented all 25 women, said in a statement that “the overwhelming evidence that has been gathered suggesting the Houston Texans enabled Watson’s behavior is incredibly damning.”

Two grand juries in Texas declined to enter charges against Watson earlier this year. Watson has maintained his innocence.

The Texans traded Watson for the Browns in March after the first grand jury announced it would not indict him.

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Emma Bowman

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