The Cleveland Browns are giving Kareem Hunt another chance in the NFL.
The team announced Monday it had signed the former Kansas City Chiefs running back, who was waived in late November after a video emerged depicting him shoving and kicking a woman last February in an incident at a Cleveland hotel.
Hunt was not arrested and no charges were made, but the Chiefs parted with him after the team said he “was not truthful” in discussions with management.
“First off, I would like to once again apologize for my actions last year,” Hunt said in a statement through the team. “What I did was wrong and inexcusable. That is not the man I was raised to be, and I’ve learned a great deal from that experience and certainly should have been more truthful about it after the fact.
“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 on and off the field. I am committed to following the necessary steps to learn and to be a better and healthier person from this situation. I also understand the expectations that the Browns have clearly laid out and that I have to earn my way back to the NFL. I’m a work in progress as a person, but I’m committed to taking advantage of the support systems that I have in place to become the best and healthier version of myself.” Hunt remains ineligible to play or practice while he is on the commissioner’s exempt list. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said before the Super Bowl the league was still investigating three separate off-field incidents involving Hunt, who could be subject to a suspension as part of the league’s conduct policy.
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