He will miss the first half of the 2019 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. In other words, the first eight games the Cleveland Browns will be without the talented running back.
Hunt does not plan to appeal.
The suspension comes on the heels of the star running back being released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in an hotel.
The Cleveland Browns later signed him up not knowing what punishment Hunt faced.
In an offseason where the Browns has made the biggest headlines with acquisitions including trading for Odell Beckham Jr. earlier this week, Kareem Hunt’s status for the 2019 served as one of the final question marks in a season that many believe the Browns could be a serious contender in the AFC playoff picture.
One thing to look at in the coming weeks. While we already know every team’s opponents for next season, the dates these games actually happen are still a mystery. We will not know till April for the official regular season schedule release.
Given the talent of Kareem Hunt and the potential impact on any football roster, the first 8 games will be heavily scrutinized once the Cleveland Browns schedule is made available to the public.