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SportsBrowns will have zero-tolerance policy with newly signed Kareem Hunt, GM says

12:25  12 february  2019
12:25  12 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after video surfaced of an incident in which he is seen shoving and kicking a woman. The Cleveland Browns announced on Monday afternoon that they have signed running back Kareem Hunt .

Browns general manager John Dorsey announced the signing today -- a reported 1-year deal -- saying there were two important factors to signing the RB: "One is that Kareem took full responsibility for his egregious actions and showed true remorse and secondly, just as importantly

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After the Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt on Monday, general manager John Dorsey addressed the controversial deal.

Dorsey spoke with media on two separate occasions and said he will have a zero-tolerance policy for Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs after a video surfaced of him allegedly shoving and kicking a woman in a hallway in a downtown Cleveland hotel.

“We’ve done our extensive research,’’ Dorsey said, via Cleveland.com. “He’s extremely remorseful for that. I’ve always believed that if a person wants to better themselves and be a better person, I’m willing to give them a chance. I truly believe he’ll be a better man today than he was yesterday.”

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The Cleveland Browns are signing Kareem Hunt , but the team will have to wait for the NFL ruling on his suspension before he sees the field. Hunt was released by the Chiefs after a video surfaced of the running back physically assaulting a woman at a hotel. The NFL has not announced how long Hunt ’s

GM John Dorsey drafted Hunt back when he was with the Chiefs. The Cleveland Browns wasted no time in drawing headlines for their 2019 NFL offseason, signing free agent running back Kareem Hunt on Monday in a move that will raise more than a few eyebrows around the league, with Hunt facing a

Dorsey, who spent four seasons as the Chiefs general manager, has made other contentious moves in the past. The year before he selected Hunt in the 2017 draft, he picked up receiver Tyreek Hill in the fifth round. Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery of his then-pregnant girlfriend in 2015.

Hill, who has been selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls since his rookie season, completed three years of probation, community service and anger-management classes, and his case was later expunged.

Dorsey joined the Browns organization in 2017 and is willing to extend a similar second chance to Hunt.

“I think we’re all appalled by it (in the organization),’’ Dorsey said of the video. “But after doing extensive research, analyzing the situation, we came to the conclusion that I’m willing to help a man from a second chance moving forward to be a better person. My faith tells me that.’’

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NFL running back Kareem Hunt , released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November after video surfaced showing him assaulting a woman, has signed Hunt is still likely to face an NFL suspension over the incident. Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement that Hunt has been undergoing

Best wishes to Kareem Hunt , he should be a better man after this, and a shout out to the Browns organization for opening that door to give him another No matter what people are saying on Twitter, the NFL will have to finish their investigation into Hunt ’s past actions and make a ruling on any

Dorsey added: “Let's find out what's in that person, and I truly, in my heart of hearts, believe there is a humble soul within that person. He owns up to it, he admits it. He understands the magnitude of it and he wants to prove to people that it was an isolated mistake that will never happen again.’’

Hunt appeared in 11 games in 2018 and had 824 rushing yards, 378 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns before his release in late November. According to ESPN, Hunt's deal is for one year, after which he'll be a restricted free agent.

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