NFL suspends running back Kareem Hunt for 8 games

The NFL has announced an eight-game suspension for running back Kareem Hunt.

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 9:24 AM

(NEW YORK)— The NFL has announced an eight-game suspension for running back Kareem Hunt.

Hunt will not appeal the suspension. 

"I want to again apologize for my actions last year," Hunt said in a release Friday morning. "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."

Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in late November after a video surfaced from an incident in February 2018. 

Cleveland signed the 23-year-old running back on Jan. 11, 2019. 

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