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SportBrowns' Kareem Hunt to get baptized amid suspension to 'feel reborn'

20:30  19 may  2019
20:30  19 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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# Browns Kareem Hunt will Be baptized Sunday in Cleveland. Getting baptized is certainly an interesting step for the 23-year-old, but if he feels it can truly help develop The Browns running back will still miss the first half of the season due to the 8-game suspension he was issued by the league.

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After facing a suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, Kareem Hunt has vowed he won't make the same mistake twice and has taken some steps to improve himself.

In addition to going to counseling sessions twice a week, Hunt will be baptized Sunday. He told reporters: "I'm looking forward to it so I can feel reborn."

Hunt was suspended for the first eight games of 2019 after a video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel last February while he was playing for the Chiefs, who released him in late November.

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The Cleveland Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt . Hunt is 5-11, 216 pounds and entering his third NFL season out of Toledo. As a rookie in 2017, Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 rushing yards en route to a Pro Bowl selection. He became just the sixth rookie since 1966 (Super Bowl era) to lead the

But Browns general manager John Dorsey, who drafted him in 2017 while GM with the Chiefs, decided Hunt deserved a shot at redemption. Hunt said a renewed Christian faith has helped him get through this period of his life. He plans to be baptized Sunday. “I’m looking forward, so I can feel reborn ,” he

Players serving suspensions are usually banned from their team's facilities, though the Browns have asked the league to let Hunt remain with the team during that time. He showed he was serious by being present for the team's first OTA session.

Following the acquisition of Hunt in February, Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement : “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. … We fully understand that Kareem is subject to discipline by the NFL.”

Hunt acknowledged "he definitely made a mistake" and apologized for his actions.

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Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for the Browns ’ first eight regular season games for violations of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in connection with physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in

Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and But Browns general manager John Dorsey, who drafted him in 2017 while GM with the Chiefs While he's remorseful about his past, Hunt knows only his actions going forward will help him earn back trust.

"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," Hunt told reporters earlier this week. "I live by that on the field, too. I make a mistake on the field, I'm not going to do it again. I'm going to learn from it and just move forward."

Hunt led the NFL with 1,327 yards rushing as a rookie in 2017 with Kansas City and was named to the Pro Bowl. He was enjoying a similarly successful season in 2018 before his release with 824 yards rushing, 378 yards receiving and 14 total touchdowns.

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