Running Back Kareem Hunt will have to wait a little while longer before he debuts with the Cleveland Browns.
Hunt has been suspended for 8 games for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct policy. He will not appeal. Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs and placed on the NFL Commissioners List on December after a video showed him kicking a woman in an Ohio Hotel in February 2018.
After his release, the Chiefs released a statement saying “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”
The NFL has also been investigated a June incident during which Hunt reportedly punched a man in the face.
Before his release, Hunt played 11 games in 2018 registering 824 yards and 7 touchdowns for a Chiefs team many predicted to reach the Super Bowl. Hunt was signed by the Cleveland Browns in February 2019.