A rep from EA Sports put out a statement on the matter, expressing that they "are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive, and Madden Ultimate Team", adding, "Any of our players who now have Hunt on their Ultimate Team will receive a replacement generic player with identical stats".
NFL Network reported that Hunt has accepted the punishment and opted not to appeal.
Hunt will be allowed to practice with the Browns through training camp until the suspension begins on 31 August after the final roster reduction.
Hunt's suspension stems from a February 2018 incident in which he was shown on video shoving and kicking a woman during an early-morning altercation outside his downtown Cleveland residence.
Hunt rushed for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns in two years with Kansas City and is widely considered one of the best running backs in the league. Within just a few hours, Hunt was released by the Chiefs. As a result of the video, the National Football League launched an investigation into his misconduct. However, with the serious nature of Hunt's incident that was caught on video, along with the other allegations, the National Football League was smart to go above the standard discipline.
"He has committed to take advantage of available resources to help him grow personally and as a member of the Cleveland community, and to live up to his obligations as an National Football League player", the statement read. He will be eligible to return for the ninth game of the regular season (the full National Football League schedule will be released in April). The Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract in February after general manager John Dorsey ― who drafted Hunt as GM of the Chiefs ― and owner Jimmy Haslam reviewed the situation and discussed appropriate steps toward contrition with Hunt. "He is extremely remorseful for his actions". "Now, the act he did previous year was very egregious, we all know that". Check out the poll below and let us know what you think. "He's showing through his actions, not his words, how remorseful he is". Hunt will be eligible to play in the game if it occurs during the latter half of the Brown's schedule.
The suspension will cost Hunt almost half his base salary. He is scheduled to be a restricted free agent in March 2019. "Right now, our job is to support Kareem and help him grow as a person".