Browns didn’t speak with woman in Kareem Hunt incident while conducting research
The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed on former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt. General Manager John Dorsey during his press conference discussed his investigation of the running back. However, the team did not speak with the woman who Hunt had hurt.
Per Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, Dorsey told reporters:
“We’ve done our extensive research, and at the end of the day, in terms of doing our research, we came away that the act was egregious. He is extremely remorseful for that. Moving forward, I’ve always believed that it is important . . . if a person wants to better themselves moving forward and be a better person, I’m willing to give them a chance in terms of doing that. All the deep research I’ve done, I truly believe he will be a better man today than he was yesterday.”
Hunt was released by the Chiefs this past fall. The league had put him on the Commissioner-Exempt List on Nov. 30 after a video of him shoving and kicking a woman surfaced online.
Hunt ran for over 1,327 yards, leading the entire NFL in rushing his rookie year. He caught a total of 53 receptions with a total of 455 yards. He had 11 touchdowns from scrimmage. In his sophomore campaign, Hunt ran for 824 yards with seven touchdowns. Through 11 games he caught 26 passes for 378 receptions yards and seven touchdowns as an eligible receiver.
The Browns last season had a fairly successful season. They went 7-8-1 and finished third in the AFC North. They even won their last game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, ending their playoff chances.