Kareem Hunt can become a restricted free agent in March, and he just might become that after his latest incident off the field.
Hunt, who was suspended eight games last season after video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman, found himself in some minor legal trouble this week when Tom Withers of the Associated Press reported that Hunt was cited for a traffic violation earlier this week and that a “small” amount of marijuana was found in three places in the vehicle.
Fox 8 added an officer “noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle” and that it was ultimately found in a backpack in the car. He was not charged for any drug offenses.
The Browns stated Hunt was on a “zero tolerance” policy when he was signed to a one-year deal, but that was by former general manager John Dorsey, who is gone.
Hunt had 464 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns as a backup to Chubb in 2019.