The NFL has immediately introduced that Cleveland Browns working again Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight video games for violating the league’s private conduct coverage, in line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport stories that Hunt has accepted the punishment and won’t attraction the league’s ruling.

The Browns signed Hunt on February 11, a number of months after the 23-year previous working again was launched by the Kansas City Chiefs when video footage of him pushing and kicking a girl surfaced. 

After the signing, Hunt issued an announcement during which he as soon as once more apologized for the incident that occurred final February, and stated he’s “dedicated to following the required steps to be taught and to be a greater and more healthy particular person from this example.”

“First off, I want to as soon as once more apologize for my actions final yr. What I did was incorrect and inexcusable. That just isn’t the person I used to be raised to be, and I’ve realized a fantastic deal from that have and positively ought to have been extra truthful about it after the actual fact. I am extraordinarily grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns group are granting me the chance to earn their belief and symbolize their group in one of the best ways attainable on and off the sphere. I’m dedicated to following the required steps to be taught and to be a greater and more healthy particular person from this example. I additionally perceive the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I’ve to earn my method again to the NFL. I am a piece in progress as an individual, however I am dedicated to profiting from the assist methods that I’ve in place to grow to be one of the best and more healthy model of myself.”

In 11 video games with the Chiefs final season, Hunt rushed for 824 yards and 7 touchdowns to associate with 378 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns. 

Cleveland completed with a 7-Eight-1 document final season, and they’re presently one of many Super Bowl favorites after buying Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in a commerce with the New York Giants.