The Cleveland Browns have given Kareem Hunt a second chance in the NFL.
Hunt was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs last November for an incident involving him kicking a woman last February. The league is still investigating Hunt’s actions and has yet to punish him. Until the investigation into Hunt is concluded, he will not be allowed to play or practice for the Browns.
John Dorsey, former Kansas City Chiefs General Manager and current Cleveland Browns General Manager spoke on the matter in a statement to the NFL.
“We fully understand and respect the complexity of questions and issues in signing a player with Kareem’s history and do not condone his actions. Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance but certainly with the understanding that he has to go through critical and essential steps to become a performing member of this organization, aside from what the NFL determines from their ongoing investigation. We fully understand that Kareem is subject to discipline by the NFL. Here at the Browns, there is a detailed plan with expectations laid out that he understands and must follow, because any similar incident will not be tolerated. We will support Kareem through this process and utilize our resources, however permitted, to help him become successful on and off the field as long as he continues to show the commitment necessary to represent this organization.”
The Browns released in a statement that they are confident Hunt will be on the field and are optimistic and excited for his future with the organization.