KAREEM HUNT SUSPENDED

BROWNS’ KAREEM HUNT SUSPENDED FOR THE FIRST EIGHT REGULAR SEASON GAMES FOR VIOLATIONS OF NFL PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY

KAREEM HUNT of the Cleveland Browns was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for the Browns’ first eight regular season games for violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in connection with physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in Ohio last June.

Hunt was placed on the Commissioner Exempt list on November 30 and was released by his former club, the Kansas City Chiefs, that same day.  The findings followed a detailed investigation by the NFL, which included reviewing available law enforcement records, video and electronic communications, interviews with numerous witnesses, and multiple interviews with Hunt.

Hunt has advised the league office that he accepts responsibility for his conduct and the discipline that has been imposed.  He has committed to take advantage of available resources to help him grow personally and as a member of the Cleveland community, and to live up to his obligations as an NFL player.

The eight-game suspension will take effect as of the final roster reduction on August 31.  Hunt will be eligible to play in the Browns’ ninth regular season game.

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