Kareem Hunt suspended 8 games by National Football League after attack video

Paola Ditto
Marzo 15, 2019

The NFL suspended Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season after the former Kansas City Chiefs' star was allegedly seen on video shoving and kicking a woman.

Hunt will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with his eight-game suspension. "I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them".

The video, and the fact that Hunt had lied about it, prompted the Kansas City Chiefs to release the running back on November 30.

The Chiefs released Hunt after they found him to be dishonest about the incident involving the kicking and shoving of the woman.

A rep from EA Sports put out a statement on the matter, expressing that they "are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive, and Madden Ultimate Team", adding, "Any of our players who now have Hunt on their Ultimate Team will receive a replacement generic player with identical stats". Hunt reportedly punched a man in the face in that incident.

"PRS Agency stands behind our client, Kareem Hunt, in his decision to accept the suspension handed down by the National Football League today", Hunt's agent, Dan Saffron, said in a statement to ESPN.

Hunt's suspension stems from a pair of incidents that took place while when he was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. I respect the league's decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week. 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".

The NFL reportedly had trouble making contact with the victims in the case, which might have complicated their investigation. " They continued on saying "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 National Football League player". He will be eligible to return for the ninth game of the regular season (the full National Football League schedule will be released in April). Hunt has been working out at the Browns' facility in Berea, Ohio, and is scheduled to take part in the team's offseason program starting on 1 April.

Hunt would speak out publicly and apologize for his actions, but has remained a free agent since he was released.

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