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Browns QB Baker Mayfield Has No Right to Express Disappointment With NFL's Ruling on Kareem Hunt

TAMPA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 23: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns passes during a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on August 23, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Baker Mayfield is eager to build chemistry with one of his newer teammates in Kareem Hunt, but the NFL is not going to allow that.

While Hunt serves his eight-game suspension for domestic violence, the NFL will not allow him in or around the team's facilities.

There's really no reason for Mayfield to be disappointed about this ruling because all personal conduct suspensions require the player to be away from the facility, and given Hunt's heinous actions, there's no question he deserves this.

When Ezekiel Elliott served his suspension in 2017 for domestic violence, he was not allowed to be with the team. Only players serving suspensions for substance abuse are allowed in the facilities while serving the ban.

Not only that, but Mayfield is in his SECOND year in the NFL. He doesn't need to be outspoken on every issue, especially ones as sensitive as this.

Hunt is lucky to even be on an NFL roster. His actions in the video that surfaced were despicable and inexcusable. Taking some time for himself away from football and the Browns is hardly a punishment for the behavior he displayed last year.

If I'm Mayfield, I'm worrying about the guys who are in the facility that can help you win the first eight games of the season instead of the guy sitting at home.