Kareem Hunt Hasn't "Had The Chance" To Apologize To Abuse Victim

"I have not, but if I was to see her I would like apologize to her face", Hunt said. Then he said a few teams contacted him, but the Browns were close to home for him and he knew Cleveland general manager John Dorsey, who drafted him in Kansas City.

Kareem Hunt says he made "a mistake".

Hunt did have some seemingly genuine moments, two in particular.

In the video, Hunt is shown allegedly attacking, kicking and shoving the woman.

"I told (Dorsey) 'You can trust me.' I've got to earn his trust, and I've got to earn everybody's trust in the whole organization. I'm not willing to mess that up". The man who drafted Hunt echoed the running back's remarks back in February.

Hunt said the biggest message he received from Dorsey surrounded staying positive and not repeating mistakes. "I live by that on the field, too".

"I am going to take it day-by-day", Hunt said.

"I'm just one of those guys who really don't like drama at all", he added. "Everybody makes mistakes and you know you just gotta make the best decision for you".

Hunt said he has spoken at high schools, telling students to think before acting and, again, making good decisions.

Hunt is suspended for the first eight games of the regular season, but acknowledged he still has to prove his sincerity.

He said the last five months "definitely changed me a lot as a person, just helping me become a stronger person and just bettering myself and figuring out, you know, things that I can work on to be better".

"That's where it needs to come from, it needs to come from his heart and his words", first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens said. First, he said he was being baptized on the east side of Cleveland this weekend, and was excited for that.

"I'm looking forward so I can feel reborn, " he said.

Hunt, who led the National Football League in rushing with 1,327 yards in 2017, said he has been reaching out to local high school students since returning to Cleveland this winter, to talk to them about making the right decisions in their lives and to learn from any mistakes they make along the way. "I apologized for my actions in the past".

He was believable and truly seemed humbled by the ordeal.

"I didn't really have anyone to come talk to me when I was in high school", Hunt said.

Hunt said the video of that 2018 evening was hard to watch and that he doesn't have an anger problem, but that he is attending anger management counseling to better deal with what happened.

"I was like, 'Wow, it's pretty bad".

When he did bring himself to do it, he was ashamed. "I knew it wasn't (me)". It's just $3.99 a month, but offered free through the month of May.

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