Allen Robinson thinks Bears players would welcome Kareem Hunt

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Bears coach Matt Nagy said last month that he had a conversation with former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt and that he was “raised to give guys second chances,” which immediately led to people wondering if the Bears will be in the market for Hunt’s services in 2019.

The Bears tried to pump the brakes on that by saying that they’re “not there yet,” but one player on the team said that Hunt’s addition wouldn’t be an issue in the locker room. Wide receiver Allen Robinson said he didn’t know all the details of the incidents that led to Hunt being placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, but has had good interactions with him in the past.

“From when I met [him] and everything like that, for us to bring him into our locker room, I think guys would welcome him with open arms,” Robinson said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “He’d be one of us. … A guy they’d bring into our locker room would be our brother.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during Super Bowl week that the league’s investigation into Hunt should wrap up soon. He didn’t predict a suspension, but it seems highly likely that he’ll be unavailable for at least some of the 2019 season.

With Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard on hand, that might not be a deal breaker for the Bears if bringing Hunt to Chicago is on the table.

12 responses to “Allen Robinson thinks Bears players would welcome Kareem Hunt

  1. America is the land of second chances. We Americans have thick skin. We have much worse characters than Kareem Hunt working in more important positions than being a football player. Our nation will survive all of them. If you really want to help women, volunteer at a shelter for abused women. Unfortunately, Hunt’s victim is just one of thousands.

  2. And the Bears would use Hunt how. They already have Howard and Terek Cohen. Not enough footballs to go around.

  3. Hunt and other abusers do deserve a second chance…..working at a car wash or at McDonalds. Not earning millions playing in the NFL. The NFL needs to adopt a zero-tolerance policy to this stuff. you assault another person….you are ineligible for a job in the NFL.

  4. Yeah, so…. if Allen doesn’t know “all the details,” then Allen should stop shooting off his stupid gob. He doesn’t want to associate himself with this crap, and he’s too dumb to go find out what “this crap” is before he speaks.

    Because this one is just plain BAD.

    I seriously doubt the NFL ever allows this guy back 8nto the league, anyway.

  5. Really can’t make up my mind about this. On one hand, I am a huge believer in second chances, and I also believe that if we were all judged by the worst thing we’ve ever done, nobody would be employable.

    On the other hand, the NFL has a serious problem with domestic violence and criminal behavior generally. It needs to do something to stop it. Banning people for life might not be a bad option. Hunt can have a second chance at life without having a second chance at the NFL. Or maybe he has to forfeit all his past earnings to advocacy groups before he can start again, so that he doesn’t get the benefit of any wealth he accrued before his penance (the union would never allow it, but I’m trying to think creatively). Players will perk up and listen if you threaten their fortunes.

    I’m not sure what the answer is. I’d like to see Hunt get his life together, and I wouldn’t mind seeing him play again, but just making him sit out a year is not good enough. A lot of guys wouldn’t mind the time off if they knew they could just jump back in and start earning big money again.

  6. “America is the land of second chances. We Americans have thick skin. We have much worse characters than Kareem Hunt working in more important positions than being a football player. Our nation will survive all of them. If you really want to help women, volunteer at a shelter for abused women. Unfortunately, Hunt’s victim is just one of thousands.”

    Legal:

    *second chances depend on talent/wealth levels as well as associations and/or profit making abilities. Your results may very.

  7. I am going to start this comment off by saying I am not siding with either party involved. If you watch the video the woman keeps coming back at him. I am not saying that gives him any right. She should have left after the first interaction. He should have controlled himself. The way it looks they all had way too much to drink. I as a Bears fan have no problem with them bringing him on the cheap with many outs for the team in the contract. Like someone else commented we have many Americans that have done much worse. Take a look at the Commander in Chief. Grab them by the Kitty. Cmon Man.

  8. Really can’t make up my mind about this. On one hand, I am a huge believer in second chances, and I also believe that if we were all judged by the worst thing we’ve ever done, nobody would be employable.

    On the other hand, the NFL has a serious problem with domestic violence and criminal behavior generally. It needs to do something to stop it.
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    I’ll make it easier for you then. This isn’t domestic violence. I don’t know why it keeps getting portrayed as that. I also don’t get why this website keeps censoring every comment I’ve tried to make along these similar lines. My sister survived domestic violence. Actual domestic violence. Claiming this is the same is actually a disservice to actual domestic violence awareness. If you have a problem with the behaviour that’s fine but this was two drunk people getting in an altercation and that happens alot with players. Unfortunately because there was a woman involved people want to immediately jump to conclusions and mischaracterizations of this scenario.

  9. Hunt is going to miss at least 6 games, so now you have him in November and he doesn’t know the plays, it will be the end of the year before he blends in. If you think that is worth millions go for it.I think you can train Howard, he is better at catching the ball than ever before.

  10. Fisherman 695 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 9:23 am
    Hunt is going to miss at least 6 games, so now you have him in November and he doesn’t know the plays, it will be the end of the year before he blends in. If you think that is worth millions go for it.I think you can train Howard, he is better at catching the ball than ever before.

    That is why the Bears would want to sign him. He already knows the offense!!!!!

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