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Suspensions for violence against women in the NFL over the past five years

Posted: 5:37 PM, Feb 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-11 22:37:11Z
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CLEVELAND — A player getting suspended in the NFL for allegations of violence against women isn't something new in the league.

Multiple players in the past five years have been suspended due to those types of incidents.

Kareem Hunt is the latest player that is potentially facing suspension after TMZ released video of him shoving, pushing and kicking a woman at The Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland back in February 2018. He has not been charged in connection with this incident.

Hunt was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list and was dropped by the Kansas City Chiefs.

On Monday, the Cleveland Browns picked Hunt up.

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Hunt will most likely face suspension this upcoming season, but the question everyone is asking is for how long?

  • The most notable case of a player getting suspended due to domestic violence is Ray Rice. He was suspended indefinitely in 2014 after video showed him hitting his then-fiancee, according to ESPN. Rice filed an appeal and was reinstated in the NFL, but never played in the league again.
  • In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy was suspended 10 games due to a domestic violence case. His suspension was reduced to four games, according to ESPN .
  • Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was deactivated from the team in 2014 after being arrested for aggravated assault.
  • Quincy Enunwa was suspended four games in 2015 after a domestic violence arrest in 2014.
  • Running back Joseph Randle was suspended four games in 2015 after police found him with marijuana and allegedly threatening the mother of his son with a gun.
  • In 2017, former Ohio State running back and current Cowboys player Ezekiel Elliot was suspended six games after the league found evidence that he committed domestic violence against a former girlfriend.
  • Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended for six games for domestic violence accusations.
  • Last season, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was suspended four games after the mother of his child accused him of domestic violence.

At this time, the NFL's Conduct Committee has released no recommendation on punishment for Hunt's behavior last year.

Browns co-owner Dee Haslam is a member of the NFL's Conduct Committee. It is unknown at this time if she will recuse herself from the Hunt investigation.

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