NFL suspends Ex-Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt 8 games for 'altercations'

NFL suspends Ex-Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt 8 games for 'altercations'

After weeks of speculation, a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter says the league is suspending Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the personal conduct policy.

The Browns signed Hunt on February 11, several months after the 23-year old running back was released by the Kansas City Chiefs when video footage of him pushing and kicking a woman surfaced.

The Chiefs had been aware of the incident, but after the video clip emerged said that Hunt "had not been truthful" in his discussions with the team about the row.

The team knew Hunt was facing significant discipline when it signed him to a one-year, $1.1 million deal, which carried a base salary of $645,000, a roster bonus of $275,000 and a workout bonus of $55,000. Once he returns from suspension, Hunt will join a potentially dynamic Browns offense that also includes quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb, and the wide receiver tandem of Jarvis Landry and the newly acquired Odell Beckham.

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The NFL has been criticized in the past for inconsistency with suspension length for various offenses.

Hunt's agent released a statement saying he would not appeal the suspension. Check out the poll below and let us know what you think.

"He has committed to take advantage of available resources to help him grow personally and as a member of the Cleveland community, and to live up to his obligations as an National Football League player", the statement read.

"I want to again apologize for my actions a year ago", Hunt said in a statement released by the Browns on Friday. After friends try to hold back Hunt, he pushes one of them into the woman, which causes both individuals to fall. Dorsey didn't excuse Hunt's behavior and said he was willing to help a young man who had made a mistake. "We thought at the appropriate time with all the information we did have, how truly remorseful he was and. knowing when he comes here there are no guarantees, he's going to earn your respect with his actions". "He understands and takes full responsibility for the egregious act he committed". He also showed his versatility by catching 53 passes for 455 yards and three TDs. He was enjoying a similarly successful season in 2018 before his release with 824 yards rushing, 378 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.

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