Chiefs video: Larry Johnson believes veteran players could have helped Kareem Hunt
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is now officially a member of the Cleveland Browns. Released by the Chiefs midway through the 2018-19 regular season after a video of a domestic violence incident involving Hunt surfaced, the former Toledo standout remained without a job until the conclusion of the most recent campaign.
With the Browns since taking a chance on the once heralded rusher, another former Chiefs running back in Larry Johnson believes that the presence of some veteran players could have helped the troubled Hunt.
It is also worth noting that Johnson tweeted the following after the video of Hunt assaulting a woman was initially released to the public.
I thought I made my mistakes painfully clear!!!!
I thought I was a perfect example of what NOT to do!!!!
I thought by speaking aloud about my pitfalls that players after me could see these situations before they’d happen.
REALLY FUCKING UPSET KAREEM……
— Larry Johnson (@2LarryJohnson7) November 30, 2018
On the other hand, the Browns appear prepared to keep a close eye on Hunt going forward while previously releasing a series of statements regarding the signing.
“My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision making process but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him,” said Browns general manager John Dorsey, via 247 Sports. “There were two important factors: one is that Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly, he is undergoing and is committed to necessary professional treatment and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”
While it is certainly no secret that the Browns can use all the help that they can get on the field, such an offseason addition continues to stir up controversy with the 2019-20 campaign looming.