Suspension Coming For Browns Running Back Kareem Hunt

Aubrey Yates
February 14, 2019

"Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance", the Browns said of Kareem Hunt.

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 see a lot of men of character who commit egregious acts, but at the end of the day, they learn from those acts, moved forward and became better people.

"I truly, in my heart of hearts, believe there is a humble soul within that person, I really do", Dorsey said. League commissioner Roger Goodell had put him on the Commissioner-Exempt List on November 30 of 2018 after a video of him shoving and kicking a woman surfaced online.

Browns general manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt when he worked for the Chiefs.

When Dorsey was asked at the press conference where the team stands on violence against women, he deferred to ownership and said, "I'm not going to be the spokesperson for the organization with regards to that".

It's a situation which bears watching once (if it happens) Hunt is an active player in the Browns backfield following any pending National Football League suspension.

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In 11 games with the Chiefs in 2018, Hunt totaled 824 rushing yards and 7 scores on the ground in addition to his 378 yards and 7 scores through the air. "After we brought our findings to ownership and we gave them the suggestions moving forward, they approved the suggestions that we made and here we are".

"I don't think it makes him expendable yet."
"What I did was wrong and inexcusable", Hunt said.

The NFL has yet to conclude their investigation into Hunt's situation, which also involves an incident at a nightclub in January and an altercation at a restaurant in June.

He did not downplay what was viewed by the world or the seriousness of Hunt's actions - provoked or not, but he is hopeful that the Browns will be able to provide Hunt with an environment that will enable him to put it behind him and never repeat it again. That is not the man I was raised to be, and I've learned a great deal from that experience and certainly should have been more truthful about it after the fact.

The shocking signing came while the league continues to investigate Hunt's behavior in an incident that took place in a downtown hotel lobby last February.

The best outcome is that Hunt stays committed to the "necessary professional treatment" that the Browns say he has been receiving and does not re-offend. I also understand the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I have to earn my way back to the NFL. Don't get it twisted though, Johnson doesn't just play out of the backfield as a receiver, he was featured all over the field for the Browns as a receiver due to precise route running and sure hands. The problem with the Texans run game isn't so much Lamar Miller, who earned his first Pro Bowl in 2018 as he rushed for 973 yards and five touchdowns on 210 carries for Houston.

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