Suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was seen being questioned by police after an alleged altercation at a Cleveland bar.
Video obtained by TMZ shows Hunt speaking with cops after an alleged incident at the Barley House. Hunt was not arrested or detained and left the scene without incident.
A witness told TMZ that Hunt was involved in a physical altercation with another man, but it was unclear to them whether it was a legitimate fight or a joke. Barley House owner Bobby George told Andrew Horansky of WKYC that it was a “small argument” that has been blown out of proportion.
It does not sound like anything significant happened, but it’s worth watching as Hunt is serving a suspension for a physical altercation with a woman. Hopefully for him this wasn’t anything major.
Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey and coach Freddie Kitchens showed solidarity toward running back Kareem Hunt by attending his baptism over the weekend, and Kitchens figures it was to his confusion.
The Browns coach offered up a funny quote about what he assumes Hunt’s reaction would have been — one of befuddlement.
Q: What was Kareem’s reaction to you and John showing up at his baptism?
Freddie Kitchens: “Probably, like, wondering what the hell we were doing there.”
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) May 20, 2019
Clearly, it was meant as a surprise. It’s also another sign of the Browns’ commitment to Hunt. The team has given him a second chance after his suspension and release from Kansas City, and the team’s braintrust are clearly willing to publicly show that they’re with him — even unexpectedly so.
Kareem Hunt is quite confident that the Cleveland Browns won’t regret giving him a second chance.
Hunt, released by the Kansas City Chiefs over video that showed him shoving and kicking a woman, has the support of Browns coach Freddie Kitchens, and made clear Wednesday that he does not intend to let Cleveland down.
#Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says of Kareem Hunt, “Everybody in life has messed up. Not everyone gets second chances.” Promises Hunt understands and is grateful for his. Thirty mins later, Hunt says, “I know I’m not going to mess this up.”
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) May 15, 2019
Hunt will have to wait half a season to prove himself. His return will prove controversial, but the Browns have decided, for better or worse, that Hunt is worth the risk.
The NFL has suspended Kareem Hunt eight games for the physical altercation he had with a woman last year, and the star running back has once again apologized for his actions.
After the league announced Hunt’s punishment on Friday, he released a statement through the Cleveland Browns saying he respects the NFL’s decision and is committed to “earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community.”
NFL announces suspension for RB Kareem Hunt
Statement from Hunt: pic.twitter.com/AAzopWOMkc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) March 15, 2019
Hunt was waived by the Kansas City Chiefs back in November after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel. The Browns were likely prepared for him to be suspended even longer than eight games. Cleveland GM John Dorsey was with the Chiefs when they drafted Hunt, and he has said he trusts that the 23-year-old “showed true remorse” and is taking the appropriate steps to improve as a person by undergoing treatment.
The NFL has made a decision regarding Kareem Hunt, and the running back will be forced to sit out the first half of the 2019 season.
On Friday, the NFL announced that Hunt has been suspended eight games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. He will not appeal.
The #Browns had expected 8 to 10 games for RB Kareem Hunt when they signed him. It turns out to be 8, as the league says Hunt accepts the punishment and did not appeal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2019
The Browns took a chance by signing Hunt without knowing what the extent of the disciplinary action would be, but many were expecting the star running back to be suspended for much longer.
Hunt was waived by the Chiefs back in November after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel. Browns general manager John Dorsey was with the Chiefs at the time they drafted Hunt, and he said he believes the 23-year-old has “showed true remorse” and is taking the appropriate steps to improve as a person by undergoing treatment.
Kareem Hunt will get a second chance in the NFL at some point thanks to the Cleveland Browns, and the star running back is once again expressing remorse for the actions that resulted in him being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2018 season.
Shortly after the Browns announced on Monday that they have signed Hunt, the former third-round pick released a statement through the team admitting what he did was “wrong and inexcusable.” He also thanked the Browns and general manager John Dorsey and said he will work to earn their trust.
Statement from RB Kareem Hunt: pic.twitter.com/JPRFnkRdCy
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 11, 2019
Hunt was waived by the Chiefs back in November after a video surfaced that showed him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel. He is expected to be suspended for a large portion of the 2019 season after the NFL completes its investigation, but Hunt is just 23 and received interest from plenty of teams.
Dorsey was the GM of the Chiefs when they drafted Hunt, so there is plenty of familiarity between the two.
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.