Earlier this week, the Cleveland Browns shocked the world when they announced the signing of Kareem Hunt, who got released by the Kansas City Chiefs after a video surfaced showing him shoving and kicking a female at a Cleveland area hotel.
Hunt is currently on the Commissioner’s exempt list, which means he can’t be around the team nor practice with them until their investigation is done to determine how many games he’ll be suspended for.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had this to say about the case during Super Bowl week: “Kareem Hunt, I think, everyone knows that he’s under investigation. He is a free agent. If he is signed by a club, the clubs understand that he will go on the commissioner’s exempt list at that point in time until the discipline process has concluded — whether there is discipline or not discipline, when we finish the investigation and make a determination. There has been a tremendous amount of progress in that investigation.”
We now know the full details of the contract Hunt signed with the Browns:
Depending on the length of the suspension, if Hunt gains an accrued season in 2019, he will be a restricted free agent after the season, which would allow the Browns to match any offers received from another team.
That’s huge news for a franchise that turned the corner in 2018.