The Cleveland Browns have right now introduced the signing of former Kansas City Chiefs operating again Kareem Hunt.
Hunt, 23, was launched by the Chiefs in late November after video footage of him pushing and kicking a girl surfaced.
In a press release launched by the Cleveland Browns, GM John Dorsey, who drafted Hunt in Kansas City, defined his resolution to signal the Pro Bowl operating again.
“My relationship and interplay with Kareem since 2016 in faculty was an necessary a part of this decision-making course of however we then did in depth due diligence with many people, together with scientific professionals, to have a greater understanding of the individual he’s right now and whether or not it was prudent to signal him,” Dorsey mentioned. “There had been two necessary elements: one is that Kareem took full duty for his egregious actions and confirmed true regret and secondly, simply as importantly, he’s present process and is dedicated to mandatory skilled remedy and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”
Hunt additionally launched a press release right now, through which he as soon as once more apologized for the incident that occurred final February, and mentioned he’s “dedicated to following the mandatory steps to study and to be a greater and more healthy individual from this case.”
“First off, I want to as soon as once more apologize for my actions final 12 months. What I did was unsuitable and inexcusable. That shouldn’t be the person I used to be raised to be, and I’ve realized a terrific deal from that have and definitely ought to have been extra truthful about it after the actual fact. I am extraordinarily grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns group are granting me the chance to earn their belief and symbolize their group in one of the simplest ways potential on and off the sector. I’m dedicated to following the mandatory steps to study and to be a greater and more healthy individual from this case. I additionally perceive the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I’ve to earn my method again to the NFL. I am a piece in progress as an individual, however I am dedicated to profiting from the assist techniques that I’ve in place to grow to be the most effective and more healthy model of myself.”
Hunt continues to be on the Commissioner’s Exempt record and can most actually obtain a suspension of some size now that he’s on a roster.
In 11 video games with the Chiefs final season, Hunt rushed for 824 yards and 7 touchdowns to go together with 378 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns.