​In the wake of the ​Cleveland Browns signing former disgraced Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, the NFL has officially stepped in to dole out the suspension both parties surely knew was looming.

​Hunt was released by the Chiefs after video surfaced of him kicking a woman in a domestic dispute last February. Midway through an eventual playoff push, the Chiefs cut Hunt due to public outrage and a supposed moral fiber. 

With his new team, Hunt won't be able to suit up until Week 9.

As for the on-field impact of Hunt's suspension in Cleveland, this was expected by the team when they made the move. The Browns have a stable of backfield depth led by Nick Chubb and potentially Duke Johnson should they choose not to move the rapidly-improving scat-back this offseason.

Hunt has undeniable talent, but his actions off the field are so troubling that most teams rightfully had no interest in signing the 26-year-old from the outset. With John Dorsey and the Browns undeterred, they now wait until midseason to unveil one of the best backfields in the NFL.