Browns RB Kareem Hunt Avoids Possession Charge After Marijuana Found in Car

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 24, 2020

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was pulled over for speeding in Rocky River, Ohio, on Tuesday and police found "small amounts" of marijuana in his vehicle. 

Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan provided a look at the police report, which states the marijuana was seized as evidence and Hunt was cited for a traffic violation:

Per Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot, Hunt was not charged with possession.

He was originally a third-round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2017 NFL draft and quickly developed into one of the NFL's top running backs. As a rookie, he led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards while adding eight rushing touchdowns and 53 receptions for 455 yards and three more scores.

Hunt started 2018 with 14 total touchdowns through 11 games, but the Chiefs released him after video was released that showed him pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel. He was subsequently banned for the first eight games of the 2019 season.

The NFL also investigated allegations that Hunt punched a man at an Ohio resort in 2018, but there was no video evidence.

Hunt returned from suspension and rushed for just 179 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries in eight games, but he was a major factor in Cleveland's passing game with 37 receptions for 285 yards and a score as a complement to No. 1 back Nick Chubb.

Hunt is set to hit free agency this offseason.

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