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Kareem Hunt ticketed for speeding; marijuana found in car

Small amounts of marijuana allegedly found in backpack in car that Browns running back was driving.

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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was issued a citation for speeding earlier this week, and police also allegedly found a “small amount” of marijuana in his car.

According to Cleveland TV station Fox 8, Hunt was pulled over on Tuesday by police in Rocky River, a suburb of Cleveland, for speeding on Interstate 90. During the traffic stop, police “noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle” and during a subsequent search allegedly found a backpack with small amounts of marijuana on the back seat.

Hunt was cited for the traffic violation but was not changed with a drug offense, according to Fox 8, although police did keep the backpack as evidence.

Team officials for the Browns have not issued a comment or a statement at this time.

Hunt finished his first season with the Browns in 2019, rushing for 179 yards and two touchdowns, and catching 37 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown. He missed the first eight games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

That suspension came from an incident in February of 2018 when a video showed Hunt kicking a woman in a downtown Cleveland hotel. The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt in November of 2018 when the video surfaced, and former Browns general manager John Dorsey signed Hunt as a free agent in February of 2019.

This is the second run in with the law for a Browns player in as many weeks.

On January 16, an arrest warrant was issued for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. after Beckham was caught on camera slapping the butt of a security guard following LSU’s national title game win over Clemson. The warrant was rescinded shortly after when the security guard decided not to press charges.