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Kareem Hunt Suspended For First Eight Games Of 2019

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Cleveland Browns all-pro running back Kareem Hunt now knows how long he’ll have to wait before getting back on the field.

The NFL suspended Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season after the former Kansas City Chiefs’ star was allegedly seen on video shoving and kicking a woman. Hunt was released from Kansas City shortly after the video surfaced late in the 2018 season. (RELEASED: Kareem Hunt Signs With The Cleveland Browns)

Hunt released a statement through the Browns’ organization accepting his suspension and expressing remorse for his alleged actions.


“I respect the league’s decision on discipline,” Hunt said. “My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization, and this community through my actions will continue.”

Hunt rushed for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns in two years with Kansas City and is widely considered one of the best running backs in the league. Because of the incident, Cleveland’s decision to bring Hunt onboard led to a great deal of controversy. (RELATED: Kansas City Chiefs Stop Patrick Mahomes From Playing Basketball)

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 31: Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs breaks away for a first quarter touchdown run against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 31, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Running back Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs … (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Hopefully, Hunt can work to learn from his alleged actions and become a better person on and off the field.

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