Hunt suspended 8 games
The league suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt on Friday for eight games for two “physical altercations,” one in which Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a hotel hallway while he played for the Chiefs.
Hunt won’t be eligible to play until November as part of his penalty for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. The 23-year-old, who quickly became a star player with the Chiefs before his conduct prompted the team to cut him during a Super Bowl push last season, won’t be paid during the half-season suspension. He can practice and play during the preseason.
Hunt won’t appeal the league’s findings, which came after an investigation into the hotel incident and a fight in June at Put-InBay island, a resort area in Ohio.
Chiefs WR Hill investigated for battery
The Chiefs are investigating an incident in which star receiver Tyreek Hill, 25, was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City this week.
The team said in a statement to the Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by the Overland Park Police Department that lists Hill’s address and identifies a juvenile as the victim. Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is identified among “others involved.” The couple has a 3-yearold son, Zev.
An Overland Park police officer said the case has been turned over to prosecutors for review. No charges have been filed.
Rams strength coach on leave after arrest
Ted Rath, the Rams’ director of strength training and performance, is on a leave of absence after being arrested in January and charged with three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery.
Along with his responsibilities in strength training, Rath gained minor fame last season as the so-called “get-back coach” assigned to make sure Rams coach Sean McVay doesn’t step too far onto the field.
Rath didn’t travel with the team for the NFC Championship Game or the Super Bowl. The Rams said he was recovering from an injury at the time.
Dolphins trade Tannehill to Titans
The Dolphins traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Titans in a deal that also involved draft picks. The Dolphins sent their sixth-round pick this year to the Titans for a fourth-round choice in 2020 and a seventhround pick in April.
Tannehill’s sports agency tweeted that as part of the trade, he signed a one-year deal with the Titans. He will replace Blaine Gabbert as the backup to Marcus Mariota. General manager Jon Robinson said that Gabbert will be released.
◆ Cornerback Ronald Darby and the Eagles reportedly agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal. Darby suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in November and might not be ready for the start of the regular season.