Browns announce they have signed Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs back in November immediately after a video surfaced that showed him shoving a kicking a woman, but it did not take long for the star running back to find a new team.
On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced they have signed Hunt to a contract. General manager John Dorsey, who was in the same position with the Chiefs when Kansas City drafted Hunt, released a statement explaining the decision.
Statement from GM John Dorsey: pic.twitter.com/TUgoBalvkg
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 11, 2019
Dorsey said the Browns feel Hunt has “showed true remorse” and is taking the appropriate steps to improve as a person by undergoing treatment.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the deal is for one year and could be worth more than $1 million.
The #Browns signed RB Kareem Hunt to a 1-year deal that could be worth more than $1M not factoring in the suspension, source said. More than the minimum. After this year, he’ll be an RFA.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2019
Hunt, 23, was a superstar with the Chiefs before the footage of him assaulting a woman went public. He racked up more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage and scored 14 total touchdowns prior to Kansas City parting ways with him, so it’s no surprise multiple teams expressed interest in him.
The NFL still has not determined what the extent of Hunt’s discipline will be, but he is expected to be suspended for multiple games in 2019.