Police talked to suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt on West Sixth Street in Cleveland over the weekend but no arrests were made and no report written, according to a police spokeswoman.
The Browns talked to Hunt about the situation and will have no further comment, a team spokesman told The Chronicle-Telegram on Monday.
TMZ.com obtained a cellphone video taken outside the Barley House, a popular night spot, on Saturday night in which Hunt is shown briefly talking to a couple of officers. TMZ reported he wasn’t detained and left without incident.
Hunt, 23, was suspended by the NFL in March for the first eight games of the season following a pair of off-field incidents during his time with the Chiefs.
He was cut by Kansas City on Nov. 30 after video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in a hallway at The 9 in downtown Cleveland in February 2018.
The league also based its punishment on a separate physical altercation on Put-in-Bay in June 2018.
The Browns signed Hunt on Feb. 11 aware of the impending suspension.
A league spokesman declined comment Monday in an email to The Chronicle.
Barley House owner Bobby George told WKYC.com he saw Hunt at the Barley House on Saturday and an incident occurred.
“I believe it was a small argument with one of his friends,” he said. “People blew it out of proportion.”
On the video one of the officers tells Hunt, “I saw him push you.”
Kareem Hunt Video with Cops After ‘Small Argument’ with Friend https://t.co/RXyElNCDlj
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) July 1, 2019
Hunt, who led the league in rushing as a rookie in 2017, told reporters in May he was going to counseling twice a week, mainly for anger management and a “little bit” for alcohol.
“I’m not an angry person at all,” he said. “Definitely not. I just felt like I had to make better decisions.”
Browns general manager John Dorsey, who drafted Hunt in the third round while in the same role with the Chiefs, was criticized by some for signing Hunt. Dorsey stated he believes in second chances but Hunt would be on a zero-tolerance policy.
“As we all know, trust has to be earned, and that has to be earned with the Cleveland Browns organization and the community of Cleveland moving forward,” Dorsey said in February. “This will be a day-to-day thing in terms of earning trust.”
Hunt was baptized in May, and Dorsey and coach Freddie Kitchens have repeatedly said he’s done all the right things since joining the team.