MLB’s Trevor Bauer suspension now looms over the NFL’s Deshaun Watson investigation

May 1, 2022

Intended or not, MLB’s two-year suspension of former Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer is now hovering over the NFL and Deshaun Watson.

While one league’s standards of conduct and sanctioning guidelines have nothing to do with the other, both are linked in the court of public opinion. Particularly where it concerns each league’s handling of Bauer and Watson — two of the highest-profile athletes in American sports to recently face disturbing allegations of violence and misconduct against women.

Thus far, the NFL’s handling of the Watson accusations has alternated between opaque and curious, now lingering five weeks since separate grand jury proceedings against the quarterback wrapped in Texas without indictments. Initially, it was expected that the closing of Watson’s criminal docket would spur momentum in the league’s personal conduct probe. But commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday league investigators are still working and there is “no timetable” for a conclusion.

Source: Yahoo Sports
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