Former Kansas City chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games. According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Hunt received the eight game suspension for “violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.”
During the 2018 season, TMZ released a video showing Hunt engaging in an altercation with a woman. In the video, he is shown allegedly attacking, shoving and kicking a woman in an incident at a hotel in Cleveland.
The Chiefs cut Hunt after the video surfaced and he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list – meaning he could not practice or play with any team.
Now he’ll sit out for the first eight games of the season before re-joining the Browns for the final half of the season.
Here’s the news from Schefter.
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
The Browns took heat from fans when the team signed Hunt, but there is a connection that drew the two sides together.
Browns general manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt in the 2017 NFL draft when he was the general manager for the Chiefs. While the signing was a PR nightmare at the time, it could work out in the long run.
Cleveland will have a healthy Hunt over the final eight games of the season – which will be dangerous for opponents.