The Cleveland Browns lastly know Kareem Hunt’s suspension timeline.
The NFL suspended the working support eight video games for violating the NFL private-habits protection, the league launched Friday.
Hunt licensed the punishment and does not conception to allure.
“I possess to once more bid regret for my actions closing yr,” Hunt stated in a statement. “I do know that my habits hurt a form of folks, and I once more bid regret to them. I appreciate the league’s dedication on discipline, and I love the time I spent with Commissioner [Roger] Goodell closing week. I am grateful for my time with the Browns over the closing month and grateful to the complete folks in the organization that possess welcomed me. I furthermore like all the improve I bought from my union through this job. My dedication to earning the belief of the league, my teammates, the organization and this neighborhood through my actions will continue, and I stamp there would possibly be a form of laborious work before me before I am in a standing to utterly return to taking part in the sport I savor.”
The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs reduce Hunt in slack November after video surfaced of the working support shoving and kicking a girl true through a Feb. 2018 incident at a Cleveland lodge. Hunt used to be by no arrangement arrested and is not facing felony costs. He signed with the Browns in February.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport previously reported that Hunt used to be in line for a minimum six-recreation suspension. The NFL tacked two on to that baseline.
Kareem Hunt’s company has launched a statement on the NFL’s announcement of an 8-recreation suspension. pic.twitter.com/T0c7YO8izhâ€” Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)
March 15, 2019
Rapoport notes that the Browns expected an 8-10 recreation ban when they signed Hunt. The working support would possibly perhaps be eligible to contrivance support in Cleveland’s ninth abnormal-season recreation
The suspension wipes out half of the season for Hunt. The Browns will stir starter Reduce Chubb unless Hunt returns. Now that Hunt’s eight-recreation suspension is legendary, the demand about pass-catching working support Duke Johnson will continue. Groups possess reportedly inquired about the working support’s availability in a commerce, however the Browns desired to know how long they would possibly also very well be with out Hunt before doubtlessly transferring forward.
Hunt is a distinction-making talent when on the sphere. He generated 824 bound yards on 181 carries with 26 receptions for 378 rec yards and 14 total touchdowns in 2018 before being launched by Kansas Metropolis. Since entering the NFL in 2017, Hunt has averaged 110.5 scrimmage yards per recreation — third-most among all avid gamers true through that span (minimum 20 video games). Handiest his off-field troubles possess tripped him up.
The Browns possess repeatedly stated that they ponder the 23-yr-pale is getting the support he needs to contrivance support and toughen as an person. As soon as his eight-recreation suspension is served, every events hope they are able to cross forward on the sphere.