Reason for delayed Deshaun Watson suspension decision revealed

The NFL world awaits news about Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson's condition after the league appealed for a six-game suspension earlier this month.

NFL disciplinary officer Sue handed Watson a six-game suspension. However, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to appeal the suspension.

Cleveland demanded more punishment for the quarterback. NFL Appeals Officer Peter Harvey will now decide on the appeal, but he has yet to announce his decision after nearly two weeks.

According to a report in Pro Football Talk, Harvey is not delaying his decision just because he has not made a decision.

Instead, the appeals officer is trying to give the NFL and Watson time to reach a settlement, and that the prospect of a settlement "remains viable."

Earlier this week, it was reported that Watson would be willing to accept an eight-game suspension and a $5 million fine as part of a settlement in an effort to avoid a full-season suspension.

Although the decision is taking longer than expected, it is clear that Watson will see some sort of suspension this season. It's just a matter of how long.

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