Kareem Hunt Gets Second Life With Cleveland Browns

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 14, 2019

The Cleveland Browns are giving Kareem Hunt a second chance to play in the NFL. Cleveland general manager John Dorsey, who drafted Hunt while working for Kansas City, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, said the Browns "fully understand and respect the complexity of questions and issues in signing a player with Kareem's history and do not condone his actions".

"It's my understanding that they're going to begin to wrap up their investigation", Dorsey said. Dorsey expects the league to wrap up its investigation "within a couple weeks". The league will continue its investigation into this incident and two others involving Hunt that took place in 2018.

No matter what the opinion from the common public (and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell) with Hunt off the field is, denying that Hunt is unequivocally talented, and will be a difference maker for the Browns is wrong. All Chubb did in the last 10 games of his rookie season was rush for 823 yards, average 4.7 yards per carry and reach the end zone eight times. He is the same person who drafted Hunt out of Toledo and remained in contact with the third round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

In four seasons with the Browns, Johnson has seen a similar workload both in the air and ground with very different results. "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".

Legend has it when Mitch Trubisky and Kareem Hunt went head to head in a peewee meeting of future NFL stars in the Mentor (Ohio) Youth Football Association, they combined for 19 touchdowns.

"I think we're all appalled by it".

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No other NFL teams appeared to be interested in Hunt at this time, as they were likely waiting to see what suspension would be handed down by the league, in the wake of his hotel assault video.

"I felt there was remorse, and I'll stand by it", Dorsey said.

"I would like to once again apologize for my actions a year ago", he said. 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.

"I am committed to following the necessary steps to learn and to be a better and healthier person from this situation". However, they also believe it was a random act by a good-hearted young man who feels remorseful and deserves another chance. Again, he has to earn the trust of everybody within this organization and the city of Cleveland.

Hunt faces a baseline six-game suspension, but due to the multiple incidents any ban could be increased. At that point, Hunt comes off the exempt list, and his discipline begins the first game of the season. Johnson also had 84 more receiving yards and one more receiving touchdown than the Texans running backs this past season. Even though he will be 28 years old and entering the final year of his contract, the reality is the offensive line was a bigger problem for the Texans and would be a still prohibitive element that would curtail any production a big-play back like Hunt would provide.

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