Browns RB Kareem Hunt suspended for 8 games

Kareem Hunt

The NFL investigated a third incident in Kansas City, but said there would be no discipline from that. His suspension will not take effect until August 31, the day of final roster reductions before the season opener.

The NFL has suspended running back Kareem Hunt, now with the Cleveland Browns, for eight games under its personal conduct policy. One, which occurred in February 2018, was caught on video, in which Hunt is seen shoving and kicking at a woman in the hallway of the Cleveland hotel where he kept an apartment.

"I want to again apologize for my actions previous year", Hunt said.

"First off, I would like to once again apologize for my actions a year ago". I respect the league's decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week.

"I want everybody to know we have done extensive research in regards to this case, this player", Dorsey told reporters last month in explaining why the team signed Hunt. I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process.

And as long as Hunt stays out of trouble and continues down the path he has been on since the ugly video of him kicking a female surfaced midseason, he can now circle the date when it's time to put the pads back on for real - in the Browns' ninth game of the not-yet-finalized 2019 schedule. Dorsey drafted Hunt while he was in Kansas City and felt the OH native was contrite and deserved a second chance. However, with the serious nature of Hunt's incident that was caught on video, along with the other allegations, the National Football League was smart to go above the standard discipline.

Responding to the news in a statement through his team, Hunt said he accepted the suspension.

The league said Hunt has told them he's committed to "available resources" and he has pledged to live up his obligations. And now that they're actually playoff contenders, maybe this means running back Duke Johnson won't be as available as we thought.

Hunt, who will be a restricted free agent at the end of next season, issued a statement in which he reiterated his apology.

Hunt, 23, will be able to participate in the Browns offseason activities and, subsequently, training camp.

In his rookie season, he led the National Football League with 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns. He led the team in receptions and yards receiving in 2017, but got fewer chances last season because of rookie Nick Chubb, who rushed for 996 yards and scored eight TDs.

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