Former Chief Hunt banned eight games for ‘altercations’

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March 15, 2019 - 4:43 PM

With the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 11, running back Kareem Hunt (27) carries the ball against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word.

The league suspended the Cleveland Browns running back for eight games on Friday for two “physical altercations,” one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for Kansas City.

Hunt will not be eligible to play until November as part of his penalty for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. The 23-year-old, who quickly became a star player with the Chiefs before his conduct prompted the team to cut him during a Super Bowl push last season, will not be paid during the half-season suspension, which will be lifted on Aug. 31. He can practice and will be eligible to play in Cleveland’s preseason games.

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