Kareem Hunt Suspended 8 Games for Violating NFL Personal Conduct Policy
The Kansas City Chiefs made a major move last season, releasing star running back Kareem Hunt after a video of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman was released in February of 2018. In the midst of a playoff push, the Chiefs sent a clear message, that they would sacrifice a better chance at winning in order to separate themselves from domestic violence.
This February, the Cleveland Browns signed Hunt to a one year deal, prior to the conclusion of the NFL’s investigation. Friday, the league announced that Hunt would be suspended eight games for “violating the league’s personal conduct policy”.
According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Hunt will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter released a statement from Hunt’s agent Dan Saffron after the NFL announced the suspension:
Statement from Kareem Hunt’s agent Dan Saffron, who is not appealing the eight-game suspension for his client: pic.twitter.com/lJ1s1Ivaek
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2019
The Cleveland Browns also released a statement from Hunt himself:
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
Statement from Hunt: pic.twitter.com/AAzopWOMkc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2019
Before his release last season with Kansas City, Hunt had totaled 824 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 378 yards and seven receiving touchdowns.