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NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

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.

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7 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2019, 10:15pm

1 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by Bright Blue Shorts // Mar 16, 2019 - 9:15am

It's a great pickup for the Browns and just adds to the offensive firepower. And he arrives with no baggage other than the suspension. These incidents seem so common place now, that public (media?) outrage seems to have died down.

Shame for the Chiefs whose offense seemed to be slightly less effective after they cut him. I don't think their organisation had much choice about that given that he'd reportedly lied about the incident when asked by team officials'

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2 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by TGT // Mar 16, 2019 - 9:45am

It's not the suspension that's the baggage, it's the beating and lying. *Sigh*

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3 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by Raiderfan // Mar 16, 2019 - 3:13pm

The interesting occurrence will be what the Chiefs do about Hill.

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4 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by herewegobrowniesherewego // Mar 20, 2019 - 12:03am

Looking at chiefsplanet, they are insistent that because his fiance was suspected on the one police report and not him, that it's probably not him; also, that local reporter Brooke Pryor majorly screwed the pooch on the reporting.

Gut feeling is his fiance may be "taking the fall" for the incident. Also, don't NFL teams/Roger bankroll the best PIs in the world, and use that in doling out personal conduct penalties beyond what the justice system does?

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5 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual // Mar 22, 2019 - 12:32pm

Well, they probably bankroll some PIs. The "best in the world," though? What was the name of that idiot they had investigating deflategate? If that guy was the best, I could change fields and be the best too.

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7 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by herewegobrowniesherewego // Mar 25, 2019 - 10:15pm

There were a lot of issues with deflategate, but we see enough cases where teams are able to sniff out personal conduct issues and such in advance, that I'm inclined that the PIs tend to be of the upper echelon.

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6 Re: NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

by herewegobrowniesherewego // Mar 25, 2019 - 9:51pm

Local reporter Mary Kay Cabot saying the team is petitioning the league to make an exception on the banning-from-facilities terms.

They've been down this road with the non-violent-but-perpetually-suspended Josh Gordon, so they are emphasizing the "structure" benefit.

It seems like an unlikely precedent for the league to bend on, although another factor is the potential for Hunt to have issues with hometown peers if left to his own devices.

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