Kareem Hunt apologizes again, accepts eight-game suspension
The NFL has suspended Kareem Hunt eight games for the physical altercation he had with a woman last year, and the star running back has once again apologized for his actions.
After the league announced Hunt’s punishment on Friday, he released a statement through the Cleveland Browns saying he respects the NFL’s decision and is committed to “earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community.”
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
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— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2019
Hunt was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs back in November after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel. The Browns were likely prepared for him to be suspended even longer than eight games. Cleveland GM John Dorsey was with the Chiefs when they drafted Hunt, and he has said he trusts that the 23-year-old “showed true remorse” and is taking the appropriate steps to improve as a person by undergoing treatment.