Browns take chance on Kareem Hunt

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"It is an egregious act".

"I want good players and I want good people in this organization", Quinn said. "I'll stand by that".

"I think every time you go through these very hard situations and these types of actions, you have to study everything from the person and then find out are they willing to be better people moving forward", Dorsey said. "Again, I believe in second chances".

Only time will tell if the Browns can get Hunt back on the right path when it comes to his actions off the field. The future of the team rests in the shoulders of his performance moving forward.

Soon after the disturbing video surfaced in December, Kansas City released the 23-year-old Hunt, who was seen in a physical altercation with the woman last February during an argument in the lobby of a Cleveland hotel where he stayed.

It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the floor. "Does he truly understand the actions that have transpired?" There is nothing guaranteed here.

"Trust has to be earned, and that has to be earned with the Cleveland Browns organization and the community of Cleveland moving forward".

"I don't think it makes him expendable yet."
Browns GM John Dorsey was the GM of the Chiefs when Hunt was drafted in 2017, and it's likely he made the push in the signing due to his past relationship with Hunt.

"It was on his own personal volition he went and sought that", Dorsey said. The year before he selected Hunt in the 2017 draft, he picked up receiver Tyreek Hill in the fifth round. In 299 career rushing attempts, he's compiled 1,286 yards, good for 4.3 yards per rush, while also tallying five touchdowns.

"We probably will [take a PR hit], but, at the end of the day, there's nothing guaranteed", Dorsey said. He was on a nice pace last season before he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

After months of investigating, research and one-on-one discussions with Hunt, Dorsey said he was comfortable bringing the Cleveland native into the Browns' organization. He mentioned that Hunt still has to earn his way onto the 53-man roster, following the "clearly laid out" plan referenced in Dorsey's statement, which includes Hunt's ongoing professional treatment. The Browns released Monday in which he said his actions were "wrong and inexcusable", and declaring, "I am committed to following the necessary steps to learn and to be a better and healthier person from this situation".

We still can't help but think the Browns should have let another team take this chance.

Dorsey believes that Hunt can fix his shattered reputation.

It's a shocker because the Browns, viewed as a team viewed as "on the rise", don't need any baggage dragging them down into the dirt.

"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 to become a performing member of this organisation, aside from what the National Football League determines from their ongoing investigation".

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