Austin Watson’s suspension has been reduced to 18 games. The message that sends to women is demoralizing.
On Thursday, International Day of the Girl, an impartial arbitrator ruled to reduce Austin Watson’s suspension for domestic violence from 27 games to 18 games.
Shyam Das, who was fired as Major League Baseball’s impartial arbitrator after overturning Ryan Braun’s 2012 50-game suspension for PED’s, was the impartial arbitrator for the NHL and NHLPA.
NHL Public Relations released a one-sentence statement on the matter.