Kareem Hunt will be suspended from the Cleveland Browns running for the first eight games of the upcoming season for violating its personal conduct policy, the league announced.
Kareem Hunt’s suspension stems from a February 2018 incident in which he shoved and kicked a woman early one morning outside his downtown Cleveland residence, and an incident in June 2018 that involved a physical altercation with other men at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.
There is a video from the February incident, and the fact that Kareem had lied about it, prompted the Kansas City Chiefs to release the running back on Nov. 30. The NFL investigated a third incident in Kansas City, but said there would be no discipline from that.
Hunt was not charged in any case and advised the league that he accepts the decision.
Hunt will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with his eight-game suspension. Upon return he’ll have a chance to earn $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He’ll then be a restricted free agent next offseason for the Browns.