CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns have signed running back Kareem Hunt just three months after he was released from the Kansas City Chiefs following a violent assault.
Hunt led the league in rushing in 2017, but was released in late November of 2018 and did not finish the season.
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“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," Browns GM John Dorsey said in a statement.
The assault in question happened in February of 2018, and in a December interview with ESPN Hunt admitted to misleading the Chiefs about what happened.
"I’m extremely grateful that John Dorsey, Dee and Jimmy Haslam and the Cleveland Browns organization are granting me the opportunity to earn their trust and represent their organization in the best way possible," Hunt said in the Brown's release about signing him.
The Browns finished the 2018 season with 7 wins, eight losses and one tie, which left them in third place in the division and outside of the playoffs.
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