Cleveland police responded to an incident Saturday night that apparently involved Browns running back Kareem Hunt.
TMZ Sports shared video of officers on the scene questioning Hunt after he allegedly got into a “small argument” with a friend after leaving the Barley House bar in Cleveland.
Hunt, who is suspended for the first eight games of the upcoming season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy in an altercation with a woman at a hotel, was at the bar with a bunch of friends.
After he left, police arrived to question Hunt, TMZ reported.
The outlet reported that a witness said the Browns running back was involved in a “physical altercation with another man before the cops came over.”
“The witness wasn’t sure if it was a ‘real’ fight or if he was just horsing around with a buddy,” TMZ reported.
In the video, someone can be heard saying, “I saw him push you” or “I saw him punch you.”
Hunt wasn’t arrested or detained, and no report was filed, WKYC-TV in Cleveland reported. TMZ also reached out to Cleveland police and was told no report was filed.
Cleveland police told AP hours ago that there were no arrests or reports from this weekend involving #Browns running back Kareem Hunt.
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) July 1, 2019
“I believe it was a small argument with one of his friends,” Barley House owner Bobby George told WKYC. “People blew it out of proportion.”
George described Hunt as being in “good spirits” and called him “very respectful,” according to WKYC.
The Browns are aware of the incident and have spoken to Hunt about it, team spokesman Peter Jean-Baptiste told The Associated Press.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy declined to comment, the AP reported.
Hunt, 23, has a history of violent incidents that led to him being cut by the team that drafted him in the third round in 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs. He was picked up by the Browns in February but was promptly suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 season by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
In February 2018, Hunt was caught on video pushing and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel. Since that story broke last November, more unsettling videos of Hunt have emerged.
No charges have been filed against Hunt for any of these incidents. But shortly after the incident where he pushed the woman, he said he was “in the wrong” and would undergo counseling.
After the Browns signed Hunt in February, GM John Dorsey said the team would have a zero tolerance policy with Hunt, reported Cleveland.com.
In an interview with the AP in May, Hunt vowed that he had changed.
“I’m just taking it very seriously,” he said. “Like day by day, I’m just making the best decisions at the time and place. And doing everything I can and prevent something like that from happening again.”
Hunt told Dorsey that his violent days are behind him.
“I told him, ‘You can trust me.’ I’ve got to earn his trust, and I’ve got to earn everybody’s trust in the whole organization,” he said. “I’m not willing to mess that up.”
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