BEREA, Ohio— Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt has promised to “lay low” following a recent argument outside a bar that led to police questioning and raised team concerns.
Hunt is barred by the NFL from Cleveland’s first eight games for two physical altercations while he played for the Kansas City Chiefs. In one case, he shoved and kicked a woman. The Browns signed him in March.
Last month, Hunt argued with a friend outside a downtown bar, prompting police to question him. Hunt called it a “misunderstanding” but said after Monday’s practice he’s going to be smarter and “not make the same mistake again.”
“I think it kind of just brought him back to reality that you are in the NFL man. You are Kareem Hunt. You got to be careful in everything that you do because these things right here (cameras) are everywhere,” head coach Freddie Kitchens said. “I am pleased with Kareem. Do not misinterpret that. I am pleased with Kareem on the progress he is making off the field, more so than anything.”
Hunt has been slowed by a groin injury during training camp. He’s allowed to play in preseason games, but it’s not clear if he’ll be on the field Thursday when the Browns host Washington.
Hunt is still waiting to learn if the league will allow him to be around the team during his suspension.