John Dorsey on signing free agent running back Kareem Hunt:
“My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision making process but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him. There were two important factors: one is that Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly, he is undergoing and is committed to necessary professional treatment and a plan that has been clearly laid out.”
I’ve been on the record stating that I’m rooting for the Browns in the upcoming year, but this is hard to swallow. When Kansas City dropped hunt earlier this season I was happy with them that they did it but pretty upset when I found out about how long it took them to drop him.
Kareem is undeniably a great running back, but the league needs to get better about domestic violence in general. Cowboy haters are already mad at me screaming GREG HARDY, DEZ BRYANT, ZEKE. But no one in cowboys nation was even kind of okay with Hardy, the facts of Dez’s debacle weren’t ever really clear, and the girl that was Zeke’s “victim” had text messages stating that she was a liar, the Dallas courts dropped the case.
No team in the NFL is innocent in these situations. Every team overlooks things that guys have done in the past in order to sign their talents and sell their jerseys, but when are we as a community going to put a stop to this? Look I want Baker to do well next year, he deserves everything he has coming to him, and Cleveland was smart to pick him up in the draft. In some ways every football fan there is is rooting for the Browns moving forward but this time they weren’t smart. I get that they’re contenders for the first time in forever, but I’m not a fan of signing guys when they have irrefutable evidence that they committed a very serious crime.
P.S. Fans need to stop calling events like this “mistakes” they are grown men with at least a year or two’s worth of college education. They know what they are doing when they are doing them.