Freddie Kitchens, John Dorsey attend Browns running back Kareem Hunt’s baptism
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt is trying to change his ways and become a better person following a February 2018 incident in which he assaulted a woman at a Cleveland hotel.
Part of Hunt’s process was getting baptized, and this past Sunday, Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey both attended Hunt’s baptism, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The 23-year-old, who signed with the Browns earlier this offseason, will serve an eight-game suspension for the aforementioned incident.
Hunt played his collegiate football at the University of Toledo and was originally selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (86th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
He went on to have a terrific rookie campaign, racking up a league-leading 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. In addition, he hauled in 53 receptions for 455 yards and three scores, making the Pro Bowl and earning a First-Team All-Pro selection as a result.
Hunt then made it 11 games into this past season before a video surfaced of the incident in Cleveland, which ultimately resulted in Hunt’s release from the Chiefs. During the time he was on the field, he rushed for 824 yards and seven scores while catching 26 passes for 378 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Browns have had an incredibly busy offseason that has not only included signing Hunt, but also trading for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and linebacker Olivier Vernon. Cleveland also signed defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson.
Cleveland is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which it went 7-8-1.