Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has been suspended for eight games by the NFL for violating the Personal Conduct Policy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Hunt said in statement,
He will be eligible to return during Week 9 of the 2019 NFL season.
Hunt, the 2017 NFL Rushing Champion, was signed by the Browns on February 11th after the Kansas City Chiefs released him late in 2018.
Video from February 2018 surfaced of Brown having a physical altercation with a woman, showing him shoving and kicking her outside a Cleveland hotel room leading to his release.
Hunt will not be appealing the 8 game suspension and his agent stated in a tweet,
The Browns, who traded for Odell Beckham, Jr earlier this week, said in statement when they initially signed the Ohio native,
The signing of Hunt was met with fierce criticism and opponents of the signing still remain even with Hunt apologizing several times saying,
Upon Hunt’s return, especially with the likes of Beckham, WR Jarvis Landry, TE David Njoku, etc., the Browns offensively could be one of the best in all of the NFL.
For now though the Browns must wait to get their new running back on the field to see him in action.