Kareem Hunt Gets Contract coming from His Hometown Browns

The Cleveland Browns have signed Kareem Hunt, the star running back who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after video emerged of him pushing a woman in addition to also kicking her.

Hunt has apologized for his actions in addition to also faces no criminal charges. The videotaped incident occurred at a hotel in Cleveland, his hometown. inside video, Hunt pushes the victim, a 19-year-old woman, before being held back by additional men. He then breaks free, in addition to also the woman falls down inside chaos. Hunt then kicks her.

The N.F.L. suspended him after a video of the incident was released in addition to also is usually investigating the matter. Ultimately, Hunt was not charged which has a crime. During an interview with Hunt last year, the N.F.L. asked him only about a separate assault at a Lake Erie resort in addition to also did not discuss the February altercation with the woman.

After the video was released by TMZ, the Chiefs said that will Hunt had been untruthful in discussing the incident.

In announcing the signing on Monday, John Dorsey, the general manager of the Browns, said: “There were two important factors: One is usually that will Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions in addition to also showed true remorse, in addition to also secondly, just as importantly, he is usually undergoing in addition to also is usually committed to necessary professional treatment in addition to also a plan that will has been clearly laid out.”

He continued, “Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance.” Dorsey was the general manager of the Chiefs when the team drafted Hunt two years ago.

inside announcement, Hunt was quoted as saying: “First off, I could like to Yet again apologize for my actions last year. What I did was wrong in addition to also inexcusable.”

He added, “I’m a work in progress as a person, nevertheless I’m committed to taking advantage of the support systems that will I have in place to become the best in addition to also healthier type of myself.”

The big-name signing comes at a time when hopes are higher for the Browns than they have been for years. After 1-15 in addition to also 0-16 seasons, the team, led by the promising rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, raced to a 7-8-1 record inside 2018 season, its best since 2007.

Hunt joins a backfield that will includes Nick Chubb, who came just 4 yards short of a 1,000-yard season in his rookie year.

The team is usually being listed at about 30-1 odds to win the Super Bowl, generating them 12th favorites. By the hapless historical standards of the Browns, that will qualifies as rampant optimism.

Just 23, Hunt has made a name for himself on the field in his two years inside N.F.L., leading the league in rushing as a rookie in 2017. Cutting him inside fall hurt the top-seeded Chiefs, who felt his absence inside playoffs in addition to also, perhaps as a result, failed to advance to the Super Bowl.