NFL superstar Odell Beckham Jr. is going to have to wait until mid-season before he shares the football field with Kareem Hunt. The NFL has announced an eight-game suspension of the newly acquired Cleveland Browns running back.

On Friday, the NFL announced its decision to suspend Hunt for half of the upcoming season for violating its personal conduct policy.

Hunt has since released a statement acknowledging the situation and his suspension.

Last month, the Browns made a controversial decision to sign Kareem after the Kansas Chiefs released him in December following footage surfaced of him assaulting a woman in a hotel lobby.

Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him pushing and kicking a woman. “I think we’re all appalled by it,” general manager John Dorsey said at the team’s headquarters, hours after the Browns announced the controversial signing. “It is an egregious act. We all understand that. But after doing our research, extensive research, analyzing the situation, we came to the conclusion that I am willing to help a man from a second chance moving forward to be a better person, and that’s all you can ask for in society, and that’s all I’m trying to do.” (AP News)

This week, Hunt’s now-teammate Odell Beckham Jr. released a statement following his trade from the New York Giants to the Browns.