The Cleveland Browns have signed Kareem Hunt.
We’ve signed RB Kareem Hunt
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 11, 2019
He hadn’t been touched by anybody in the league since. That all changed the today when the Browns inked in. General John Dorsey explained his decision in part:
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.
I honestly can’t believe Hunt got signed this quickly. It’s actually a bit mind-blowing to me. After TMZ released that video of him appearing to get physical with a young woman, I thought his career was potentially over. (RELATED: Will A Team Sign NFL Player Cut After Alleged Violence Against A Woman? Here’s What Executives Are Saying)
It’s honestly a bit shocking to me that he’s back so soon. He might still be suspended by the league, but at least he’s on a roster.
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You can guarantee the Browns are going to take some serious heat for this decision. Look, I’m all about second chances, but this is a PR nightmare just waiting to happen.
If Hunt does anything going forward, it’ll all fall on the Browns management for bringing him onto the team.
Dorsey better know what he’s doing because this is the kind of decision that could cost somebody their job if it goes south. As always, the NFL never fails to entertain us.