The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
Hunt was released by Kansas City in November after video surfaced showing him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February of 2018. He was never arrested and is not facing criminal charges. He signed with the Browns in February.
Hunt's suspension is not a surprise, but now that the length is known, Cleveland can make plans concerning Duke Johnson, their backup runner who has been the subject of trade rumors. Nick Chubb, the 35th overall pick in the draft last year, will be the starter.