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NFL suspends Browns' Kareem Hunt 8 games for 'altercations'

NFL suspends Browns' Kareem Hunt 8 games for 'altercations'

The suspension is without pay and takes effect at the outset of next season.

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was suspended Friday and will miss the first eight games of the season for violating the National Football League personal conduct policy.

He was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs in November, shortly after he had been placed on the commissioner's exemption list.

Hunt, 23, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs and placed on the National Football League commissioner's exemption list when footage emerged of the incident in November of a year ago.

Last season, in the 11 games he played before being released by the Chiefs, Hunt rushed for 824 yards and seven touchdowns, adding 26 receiving yards for seven touchdowns.

"I want to again apologize for my actions past year", Hunt said.

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"I want to again apologize for my actions previous year". On the day the Browns signed Hunt in February, John Dorsey seemed confident that the Browns would have Hunt for their entire offseason program and that the team would have clarity on Hunt's eventual availability sooner rather than later. 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".

Hunt missed the final five games of the 2018 season, and now will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with the Browns. Hunt has said accepts the decision and will not appeal. Because of the incident, Cleveland's decision to bring Hunt onboard led to a great deal of controversy.

The league said Hunt has told them he's committed to "available resources" and he has pledged to live up his obligations. Later in the video, the woman is crouched on the ground after trying to get up and Hunt is seen kicking her. Police were called to the hotel but no one was arrested and no charges were filed.

Hunt has been working out at the Browns' facility in Berea, Ohio, and is scheduled to take part in the team's offseason program starting April 1. For Madden enthusiasts, this correlated to Hunt holding a rating of 92 just behind Todd Gurley and Le'Veon Bell who are rated at 96 and 94, respectively.

Hunt's arrival has made Browns third-down running back Duke Johnson expendable and the team has considered trading him. He will be entering his third National Football League season.