According to a statement from the league, the appeal will either be heard by commissioner Roger Goodell or his designee. Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Goodell or his designee will then “issue a written decision that will constitute final disposition of the dispute and is binding.”
It is expected that this will mean Watson will serve a ban longer than six games.
In fact, famed business and legal analyst Andrew Brandt told “TMZ Live” on Tuesday he expected that if the league appealed the suspension, it would not only increase the ban, but would also tag on a “big fine.”
As we reported, Robinson initially handed down the suspension after she ruled the 26-year-old QB had been sexually inappropriate with multiple female massage therapists.