Browns running back Kareem Hunt was officially suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 season on Friday for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
This suspension stems from several incidents involving Hunt including one in February 2018 in Cleveland where he assaulted a women in a hotel hallway.
Video surfaced of the incident on the website TMZ in November which forced the Kansas City Chiefs to take action and immediately released the running back.
Cleveland signed him last month amid scrunity from the media and several groups who stand up for women against domestic violence.
General manager John Dorsey said that they did their research on Hunt and are also giving him the resources to help Hunt better himself to prevent incidents like the one last February from happening again.
Hunt released the following statement after the decision was made by the NFL
Once the suspension is complete and the NFL activates him from the commissioner’s exempt list, Hunt will eligible to return to playing football.
I would imagine that it’ll take a few weeks for the team to actually put Hunt on the field to play so hypothetically, the Browns may not activate Hunt on to the active roster until Week 10 or 11 of the season.
Once he is on the field, the tandem of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt could be the best running back duo in the NFL and add that to the receivers on the roster, the Browns offense could be one of the most exciting in all of the NFL.
In 27 career games, Hunt has 2,151 rushing yards and 79 catches for 833 yards. He also has 15 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns.
It’ll be interesting to see once he returns to the field how Freddie Kitchens and Todd Monken incorporate him into the offense.
But i truly hope that Kareem Hunt has learned and will continue to learn from the major mistakes he’s made in the past and the last several months have been a reality check for him to become a better person and a man because that’s more important than the football player.