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Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson received a six-game suspension from former judge Sue L. Robinson. Syndication Usa Today

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday tabbed former New Jersey attorney general Peter Harvey to hear the league's appeal of the six-game suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Earlier this week, former U.S. district Judge Sue L. Robinson, picked by the league and the NFLPA as an independent disciplinary officer, ruled Watson should be suspended six games without pay for violating the league's personal-conduct policy after more than two dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct.

He played for the Houston Texans at the time.

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