Browns RB Kareem Hunt suspended eight games for Cleveland
When the Cleveland Browns signed Kareem Hunt the expectation was that he would be suspended and now that is official with Hunt being suspended the first eight games of next season, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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
This stems from an incident in downtown Cleveland in February of 2017 when Hunt was shown on camera shoving and kicking a woman. Hunt isn’t expected to appeal the decision, and it will start the first week of the regular season. Hunt will be allowed to train in the team facility through training camp and preseason but will not be allowed the team the first eight weeks of the regular season.
Browns general manager John Dorsey is giving Hunt his second chance after drafting him to be on the Browns and is confident that he will stay on the straight and narrow with the team.
“Deep down, if you really sit and engage with him, he has a really good heart,’’ Dorsey said at the NFL Combine two weeks ago via Cleveland.com. “Now, the act he did last year was very egregious, we all know that, but the degree of remorse that he has shown, and he is so committed to showing through his actions and not his words that, you know what, he’s going to be a better person.’’
When he can return to the team, it will give the team a nice one-two punch with Nick Chubb who had an excellent rookie season. Hunt is just another weapon on an offense loaded with talent.