Published: Thu, February 14, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Browns Didn't Talk To Woman In Video During Research On Kareem Hunt

Browns Didn't Talk To Woman In Video During Research On Kareem Hunt

Scratch Hunt as a potential target to upgrade the Houston Texans backfield, which averaged 4.3 yards per carry, tied for the 13th-lowest in the NFL.

The NFL is investigating Hunt, placed on the NFL's commissioner exempt list in December, after a video surfaced showing him knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February 2018, which led to the Chiefs cutting him.

Hunt rushed for 2,151 yards and 15 touchdowns in 27 games with Kansas City. His best season in the National Football League came in 2017, when he totaled 1,041 yards on 156 touches and seven touchdowns. Both were valuable contributors the final eight games of the season after the move was made to put Freddie Kitchens, now head coach, in as offensive coordinator.

The Browns feel they're doing the right thing.

The Cleveland Browns are giving Kareem Hunt a second chance to play in the NFL. "My faith tells me that". I'll stand by that. "Why not make suggestions to him to go out in the community, get involved within your community, because who is the community of Cleveland but the people that live there, so why not interact with the people of Cleveland and begin to show them that, you know what, Kareem Hunt's not as bad as everybody makes him out to be".

However, Dorsey said the team's diligence did not include speaking with the woman seen on the tape.

That is an optimistic outlook from the Browns front office.

"I've known him since 2016 and I've found him to be a neat, young guy", Dorsey said. "It is an egregious act", he said.

"I have always believed that it is important moving forward to if a person wants to better themselves moving forward and be a better person, I am willing to give them a chance", Dorsey said. The 5-9 back can not only run in-between the tackles and make defenders miss, but he is also able to take over games as a receiver.

If and when he is able to play, Hunt could have a major role with the Browns. And is Dorsey confident he really knows Hunt as a person? Bright new stars like Patrick Mahomes! Maybe the Browns do what they did past year with Carlos Hyde and trade one of them to a team that needs help.

Hunt released a statement saying he regretted his actions and vowed to change.

Hunt added: "First off, I would like to once again apologise for my actions last February".

"I heard speculation it might be the whole season", Balzer said. 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. We hope Hunt is committed to being a better person, that he realizes he absolutely can't strike a woman, that he will emerge from a awful 2018 as a different man.

And it's not as if the Browns have you and me at running back.

Hunt, who was also accused of punching a man in June, was neither arrested nor faced charges for the assault, which unfolded in Cleveland in February previous year.

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team evaluated Hunt and didn't feel comfortable trying to sign him because of numerous issues.

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