After signing Kareem Hunt in February, the Cleveland Browns have been waiting for the NFL to levy its punishment against Hunt after video of Hunt kicking and shoving a woman surfaced in November of last year. Today, the NFL officially suspended Hunt eight games for violating its personal conduct policy, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hunt will not appeal the suspension and has issued a statement as well.
NFL is suspending Browns’ RB Kareem Hunt for eight games for violating its personal conduct policy, league source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
Statement from Hunt: pic.twitter.com/AAzopWOMkc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2019
Hunt was immediately cut by the Chiefs and placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list after footage of the incident was released. On the field, the Browns will be gaining one of the most talented running backs in the league in just his third season, as Hunt has compiled 2984 total yards (2151 rushing, 833 receiving) and 25 touchdowns (15 rushing, 10 receiving) in 27 games. The Browns will hope that Hunt can keep himself out of trouble over the course of the season.