Bears WR Allen Robinson says Chicago would welcome Kareem Hunt with ‘open arms’
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list due to a video that surfaced in November showing him assaulting a woman outside of a Cleveland hotel in February 2018.
After the video came out, the Chiefs released Hunt.
The 23-year-old has apologized for the incident, and even though a 2019 suspension may be coming, there is interest in Hunt around the league.
One potential destination is the Chicago Bears.
Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson says that he would welcome Hunt on the team in spite of his past issues:
‘‘From when I met [him] and everything like that, for us to bring him into our locker room, I think guys would welcome him with open arms,’’ Robinson said, according to Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘He’d be one of us. . . .A guy they’d bring into our locker room would be our brother.’’
Robinson added that Hunt seemed like a “good dude” in the couple of times that he had met him.
One thing you can’t deny about Hunt is his talent.
In 11 games before being released by Kansas City this season, Hunt had rushed for 824 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Also, he hauled in 26 receptions for 378 yards and seven scores.
Hunt, who played his collegiate football at the University of Toledo, was originally selected by the Chiefs in the third round (86th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He had a spectacular rookie campaign, racking up 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns while also catching 53 passes for 455 yards and three scores.