Friday, 22 Feb 2019

Cleveland Browns sign Kareem Hunt two months after assault video emerges

  • Running back had been released by Chiefs in December
  • Video showed player kicking women in hotel last year

The Cleveland Browns have signed Kareem Hunt two months after the running back was released by the Kansas City Chiefs. The 23-year-old’s departure from the Chiefs came after video emerged of the player knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway last February. Hunt was not arrested or charged over the incident.

The Chiefs and the NFL had been aware of the incident since it occurred, but much like the case involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice, the video brought a new dimension to the case. It showed Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in the hotel hallway, and the second-year pro being restrained several times before knocking two people down. The Chiefs said the video led them to believe Hunt had lied about the incident when they first spoke to him about it. Hunt said that the Chiefs were “right” to release him and apologized to the woman in the video.

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