NFL suspends Kareem Hunt 8 gamesSporting News — (Travis Durkee)
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The NFL has suspended Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt eight games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, the league announced Friday.
Hunt's agent released a statement saying he would not appeal the suspension.
"Hunt has advised the league office that he accepts responsibility for his conduct and the discipline that has been imposed," the NFL said in a release. "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 NFL player."
Hunt released the following statement in a release by the Browns:
“I want to again apologize for my actions last year. I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them. I respect the league’s decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week. I’m grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me. I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process. My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community through my actions will continue, and I understand there is a lot of hard work ahead of me before I’m able to fully return to playing the game I love.”
Hunt, 23, was released Nov. 30 by the Chiefs after video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel last February. The league launched an investigation into the incident as well as his involvement in a violent nightclub incident in January and an altercation at a restaurant in June.
Following the acquisition of Hunt in February, Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement : “We fully understand and respect the complexity of questions and issues in signing a player with Kareem’s history and do not condone his actions. … We fully understand that Kareem is subject to discipline by the NFL.”
Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 yards rushing as a rookie in 2017 with Kansas City and was named to the Pro Bowl. He was enjoying a similarly successful season in 2018 before his release with 824 yards rushing, 378 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.