The NFL is appealing the sexual misconduct suspension of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.
He was suspended for six games by a retired federal judge.
The appeal leaves the door open for a more lengthy suspension.
Twenty-four massage therapists alleged sexual misconduct during appointments with Watson in 2020 and 2021 when he played for the Houston Texans.
Watson, who received a 230-million guaranteed contract when he was traded to the Browns, has denied any wrongdoing to this point.