During the NFL Playoffs, there were rumors of an eventual signing of ousted NFL running back Kareem Hunt. He now has a new home, signing with the Cleveland Browns.
Hunt was released from the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2018 NFL season after a video emerged of him pushing and kicking a woman in a hotel in his new home of Cleveland. The Browns announced the signing today, citing ownership of his actions and a plan moving forward as reasons for his signing.
“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,” Browns general manager John Dorsey said.
Hunt also spoke regarding today’s signing, once again apologizing for his role in the incident at the hotel.
“First off, I would like to once again apologize for my actions last year. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. 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’m extremely grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns organization are granting me the opportunity to earn their trust and represent their organization in the best way possible on and off the field. I am committed to following the necessary steps to learn and to be a better and healthier person from this situation. I also understand the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I have to earn my way back to the NFL. I’m a work in progress as a person, but I’m committed to taking advantage of the support systems that I have in place to become the best and healthier version of myself.”
The #Browns signed RB Kareem Hunt to a 1-year deal that could be worth more than $1M not factoring in the suspension, source said. More than the minimum. After this year, he’ll be an RFA.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2019
We’ve signed RB Kareem Hunt
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 11, 2019