By Michael Donovan

The NFL today suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating its personal conduct policy.

Hunt’s suspension stems from a February 2018 incident in which he was shown on video shoving and kicking a woman during an early-morning altercation outside his downtown Cleveland residence.

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

Hunt has advised the league he accepts the decision.

Hunt will forfeit $303,529 of his $645,000 base salary with his 8-game suspension. Upon return he’ll have a chance to earn $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses. He’ll then be a restricted free agent next offseason for the Browns.

Browns general manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt for the Chiefs in 2017, when Dorsey was the team’s GM.