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On Friday, the Cleveland Brown’s have suspended running back Kareem Hunt, 23, for 8 games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
A video of Hunt surfaced showing him pushing and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February 2018. The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt after the video. Hunt had another incident in Ohio back in June. He allegedly punched a man while visiting a resort, but no charges were filed and Hunt was not arrested. Will Brinson of CBS Sport says this is also a reason for Hunt’s suspension.
Hunt released a statement via the Brown’s twitter page apologizing for his actions.
Brown made the Pro Bowl his rookie year with the Chiefs in 2017, finishing his debut year with an NFL high of 1,327 rushing yards along with 8 touchdowns and 53 receptions for 455 years and 3 more scores. Before getting released last season, Hunt registered 824 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground plus 26 grabs for 378 yards and seven receiving touchdowns in 11 games.
Hunt quickly established himself as one of the NFL’s top running backs. Cleveland gave Hunt a 1-year, $1.1 million contract in February, but at the end of the 2019 season, he will be a free agent. The Browns will have the option of keeping him.
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
Statement from Hunt: pic.twitter.com/AAzopWOMkc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2019
Kareem Hunt will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with his 8-game suspension, with a chance to earn $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses upon return. He’ll then be a restricted free agent next offseason for the Browns.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 15, 2019
Written by Clarke Jones