NFL Explains Error In Deshaun Watson Announcement
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The NFL ran into a pretty big issue yesterday when announcing its sentencing for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson: Someone leaked the full release before publishing it.
A full release outlining the 11-game suspension was made available by the NFL itself well before it was issued.
As you can imagine, that was not intentional.
According to ProFootballTalk, an NFL spokesperson informed them that "a problem occurred" as they were preparing to publish the release.
In an email to PFT, the league informed them that they had "taken steps" to ensure this does not happen again.
"A problem arose during the preparation of the release that was to be published
and distributed through nflcommunications ,” the NFL told PFT via email.
'We have taken steps to ensure that this does not happen again.'
The NFL has bottled up almost every step of this process.
From the brutally slow nature of the investigation, only six games to the initial punishment,
The league took the wrong step at every turn.
Is it any surprise that the NFL is negligent in issuing one of its biggest disciplinary decisions of all time?
Perhaps worse than completely bottling up the decision was not forcing Deshan Watson to admit any wrongdoing.
Watson continues to declare his innocence even after accepting an 11-match suspension.
Will the NFL Make the Same Mistakes Again?