Kareem Hunt Makes First Public Comments With Cleveland Browns

Kareem Hunt
Courtesy: Matt Starkey clevelandbrowns.com

Kareem Hunt joined the Cleveland Browns three months ago. The running back spoke to the media for the first time Wednesday during day two of the team’s organized team activities.

“It feels good to be back on the field again,” Hunt said. “I appreciate this organization and my teammates for accepting me. I am ready to roll.”

The big questions on the minds of the media and the fan base, is Hunt a changed person and has he had contact with the woman he hit in a Cleveland hotel last year.

“It definitely changed me a lot as a person and just helping me become a stronger person, bettering myself and figuring out things that I can work on to be better.”

Hunt has not had contact with the woman in the video released by TMZ back in November, 2017.  The local kid told reporters that is not the guy they are getting and is ashamed at what he saw on the tape. He is glad to be back in his hometown as part of the process on become a better man going forward. Does it also have its challenges though?

“No, I have a lot of supporters – my family behind me and a great organization like the Browns,” Hunt said. “I’m just excited to be back on the field.”

Hunt is able to participate right now. The eight game suspension goes into effect after final roster cuts at the end of the preseason.

Hunt is doing all that he can to regain the trust in general manager John Dorsey, the guy who drafted him in Kansas City and perhaps has saved his NFL career.

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“I definitely made a mistake and I apologize for it once again,” Hunt said. “And I told him I’m going to move forward and become a better person. “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.’’

One thing Hunt is doing to regain the public’s trust is speaking at local schools.

“I have been talking to high school kids,” Hunt said. “Just telling them that you guys have to make smart decisions. I have done make mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes, and you just have to make the best decision for you.”

Let’s hope Hunt can keep those promises. He and Nick Chubb could be this era’s version of Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner in the Browns backfield.

Scott Piker is the Cleveland BrownsCleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Indians Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage.com. So follow him on twitter @ScottPikerSport


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