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.
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
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“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)
Hopefully, Hunt can work to learn from his alleged actions and become a better person on and off the field.