KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been signed to the Cleveland Browns.
Two months ago, video surfaced that showed Hunt kicking a woman.
No arrests or charges were made in connection to the incident, but the Chiefs released Hunt shortly after the video was made public.
Browns GM John Dorsey released a statement upon news of Hunt’s signing.
“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,” the statement read.
Hunt also had a statement prepared. It began with an apology, went on to thank the Browns for the new opportunity, and concluded with acknowledgement of the steps he still has to take.
“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’s statement read.
Hunt also issued a public apology in December, admitting he lied to the Chiefs organization about the incident and said he was seeking counseling for an anger issue.
Chiefs leadership said they knew about three violent off-season incidents with Hunt, but denied knowing the extent of them.