Kareem Hunt won’t appeal, apologizes for his actions

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Browns running back Kareem Hunt has waived his right to appeal his eight-game suspension for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

In a statement issued from the team, Hunt said he accepted responsibility for the violent incident with a woman, which was captured on video and led to his release from the Chiefs.

“I want to again apologize for my actions last year,” Hunt’s statement read. “I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them. I respect the league’s decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week. I’m grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me. I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process.

“My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community through my actions will continue, and I understand there is a lot of hard work ahead of me before I’m able to fully return to playing the game I love.”

The Browns statement also said Hunt “has committed to take advantage of available resources to help him grow personally and as a member of the Cleveland community, and to live up to his obligations as an NFL player.”

Hopefully, he takes advantage of those resources, and uses them in a productive way, while he sits out half a season.

17 responses to “Kareem Hunt won’t appeal, apologizes for his actions

  1. Browns are in a perfect situation with Chubb taking the reigns until this Kareem mess is sorted out…although I wonder if Kareem still has any trade value left if they want to get draft picks instead of deciding who to start when hes eligible again.

  2. He can talk all he wants it doesn’t mean a thing unless he backs it up with actual proof he’s changed . If he’s truly learned his lesson then put his money and fame to work by reaching out in the Cleveland community to help abused women and educate young kids on how to handle issues they are confronted with without having to resort to violence .

  3. Oh how nice of him to not appeal his suspension for shoving and kicking a woman. What a hero and role model he is for today’s youth.

  4. theguiceisright says:
    March 15, 2019 at 10:46 am
    Browns are in a perfect situation with Chubb taking the reigns until this Kareem mess is sorted out…although I wonder if Kareem still has any trade value left if they want to get draft picks instead of deciding who to start when hes eligible again.
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    Chubb is better though, period point blank. Chubb needs to continue to get 15-20 carries/game even when Hunt returns. Bigger, stronger, faster. Chubb needs to be THE man there regardless.

  5. As a Chiefs fan this makes me ill. In my biased opinion he’s the best RB in the league. Wish the Chiefs would’ve just iced him for a while. Coming out of a tough background he made some mistakes. But I still believe he’s basically a good kid and is going to be a force in this league for years.

  6. Hunt was the leading rusher in the league last 2 years why should he take a back seat to Chubb ? I’m a browns fan and think both guys should a lot of playing time.

  7. First of all, he should be Suspended forever. However, since “some” people deserve a 2nd chance (again, I personally think that is fine for most things, but not this). My opinion is the Chiefs got robbed here. This is what tumbled the Dolphins with the BullyGate crap. We look back and they lost 2 starting Oline and a Coach over here say… not even remotely as serious as this! The NFL Management is messed up.

  8. Lots of talk, let’s see if he’s got the action part of it. Time will tell. Still doesn’t change what he did though. There’s stupid mistakes & decisions, and then there’s that.

  9. Young guy that made a series of bad decisions. The notion that he should be banished for one bad night is just ludicrous. Yeah, he has some work to do, but not appealing shows that he is at least willing to accept responsibility for his actions. It’s a good start.

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