CLEVELAND — Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended for eight games by the NFL for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in connection with physical altercations in Cleveland in February 2018 and at an Ohio resort in June 2018, Browns officials confirmed in a news release Friday morning.
The Browns' signing of Hunt was seen as controversial by many following a video released by TMZ last year that showed him shoving, pushing and kicking a woman at The Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland in February 2018.
Hunt was released by the Chiefs shortly after and then signed by the Browns.
Hunt admitted he was "in the wrong" and apologized to the woman in the video, the Chiefs organization, and his family.
Previously, Browns General Manager John Dorsey said, “Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly, he is undergoing and is committed to necessary professional treatment and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”
Hunt released the following statement on the suspension:
“I want to again apologize for my actions last year. I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them. I respect the league’s decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week. I’m grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me. 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, and I understand there is a lot of hard work ahead of me before I’m able to fully return to playing the game I love.”