Browns are aware of new Kareem Hunt incident, and have spoken to him

AP

Ezekiel Elliott is back in New York to see the Commissioner, and Kareem Hunt may not be far behind.

The Browns running back, who will miss the first eight games of the 2019 season due to a suspension arising from multiple prior incidents, was involved in an incident over the weekend. A Browns spokesman tells PFT that the team is aware of the incident, and that the team has spoken to Hunt about it. The Browns had no further comment at this time.

TMZ.com has video of Hunt speaking to police, following a Saturday night incident at a Cleveland bar. Hunt was not arrested or charged.

One report quotes the owner of the bar at which the incident happened, downplaying the incident as a “small argument” between Hunt and a friend.

An unnamed witness tells TMZ.com that Hunt was indeed involved in a “physical altercation” with another man, but that it wasn’t clear whether it was a fight or simply horseplay. Police can be heard on the video telling Hunt, “I saw him push you.”

When the Browns signed Hunt, they possibly placed him on some sort of a one-strike arrangement. Whether this incident crosses whatever line the team put in place for Hunt remains to be seen, since it depends on whether the Browns (if they placed Hunt on a one-strike arrangement) would regard any controversy whatsoever involving Hunt to be enough to get them to terminate his second chance.

87 responses to “Browns are aware of new Kareem Hunt incident, and have spoken to him

  1. Typical Dorsey guy. Above the law, irresponsible and would be flipping burgers if they couldn’t play ball.

    I bet Browns trade for Hill too.

  2. Ah yes, drinking in bars is an excellent choice for those trying not to get in any more trouble lol

  3. If Kareem Hunt were smart (which he is not), he would give up going out to bars until he is done playing football. He is just asking for trouble.

  4. I have a hunch this wont cross that line, but its still pretty razors edge. Regardless its a sign no one should be comfortable that he has his stuff under control.

  5. Hanging out in bars and getting into physical altercations is a great way to demonstrate that you’ve changed and reformed your ways, isn’t it?

  6. You’d think any guy on his 3rd or 4th chance (inc college) would go out of his way to avoid trouble situations. But that’s the problem – given too many chances, and Browns are enablers.

  7. It didn’t matter where Kareem signed, he’ll be a Chief where ever he plays.

  8. He needs new “friends”, and to avoid bars. Maybe he could go to a coffee shop
    and find some new friends.

  9. Get Chris Carter on the line..ask about a fall guy wingman. One who looks like Hunt. Then plead the Shaggy one hit wonder ..” wasn’t me”

  10. If he is in trouble again, Dorsey should be out of the league and Cleveland for jumping to sign him without any due care needs to lose something like the 2020, 2021, and 2022 first round picks or a third of their salary cap for a year or two (with matching owner money). Same thing for Andy and the Chiefs with Hill. No problem with giving some chances to repent but these two seem not care.

  11. The Cleveland Police issued this statement:::: “There wasn’t a police report or any calls that we have located.” They have no record of any interaction with Hunt
    This is the 2nd time the Cleveland Police have aided/covered for Kareem Hunt in regards to a physical altercation. This is disturbing

  12. Good indicator of who Andy Reid is as a person and what kind of culture and players Cleveland is building and attracting. Baker is a good example.

  13. Hunt appears to have been in a shoving match with someone in a bar. Let me clutch my pearls why I say tsk tsk.

  14. Dude, build yourself a nice bar in your basement. Get a bunch of flat screen tvs, a pool table, a foosball table, some video games and stay in for the next 7 years. You are 23 and have about 7 years before your value goes down. Also, if your friends come over, NO PHONES in the basement bar.

  15. Some teams are so desperate to win at all costs. Everyone knew this was a bad signing right from the get-go.

  16. The Browns are chock full of classy, high character type guys. I’m sure they will set him straight.

  17. Not a Browns fan…I love how fans of other teams try to act so self-righteous like their team has so much more integrity than the current team with a player in trouble. Every team has their share of these players. This is an NFL problem that holds no talented player accountable for their actions. This is precisely the reason that every team employs such players.

  18. – says:
    July 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm
    He needs new “friends”, and to avoid bars. Maybe he could go to a coffee shop
    and find some new friends.
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    Joey, Chandler & Ross would look out for him. LOL

  19. The dude is a time bomb waiting to go off. There will probably be a few more of these before the season starts.

  20. “Dorsey should be out of the league and Cleveland for jumping to sign him without any due care needs to lose something like the 2020, 2021, and 2022 first round picks or a third of their salary cap for a year or two”

    Ehhhh that’s not gonna happen. And by the way Cleveland has been the farthest spender under the cap the last 3 seasons, averaging over 50 million a year under the cap. You don’t need to take cap space away with con man Haslam as the owner there.

  21. A minor incident, it sounds. That said, with his record Hunt will not get the benefit of doubt for awhile in the NFL.

  22. Well that’s an interesting sentiment coming from a fan of the team who drafted and made Aaron Hernandez a very rich man. How much ya wanna bet if hunt or hill for that matter, was cut tomorrow and the patriots signed that player the sentiment would change to, “we can fix him”.

    tylawspick6 says:
    July 1, 2019 at 5:24 pm
    Typical Dorsey guy. Above the law, irresponsible and would be flipping burgers if they couldn’t play ball.

    I bet Browns trade for Hill too.

  23. Considering EVERY team in the NFL has had a knucklehead or four on their team at some point, it’s a good laugh to see the hypocrites roll in on any team. It ranges from drug dealers, murderers, rapists, child abusers, drug users and downright goons. Show me a squad without a current or former player or even an owner that hasn’t done foul.

  24. Just another “non-story” story being pushed by sleaze peddlers in the media in order to drum up clicks during the NFL’s “slow season”. The facts of this incident (if it can even be called that) are….Cleveland police have stated Hunt was not arrested, nor was he captured on body camera + any other surveillance equipment engaged in a physical altercation. The statements of both the bar owner + other patrons have backed that up. End of discussion!

    To the virtue signaling posters who are raking Hunt over the coals for being in a bar; 1) He is not being disciplined by the NFL for being in a bar, he is being disciplined for an alleged incident of physical aggression. 2) The incident that got him in trouble actually happened inside of a hotel. Does he need to avoid those establishments also ? 3) To the best of my knowledge, nowhere in any of the 50 states is it illegal to go into a bar.

    As someone who spent a good share of his 20’s and 30’s frequenting bars, hotel bars, clubs, sports puds, etc.; I find it nonsensical some adults find it difficult telling the difference between unfortunate events that “sometimes” happen inside of an establishment, and the main purpose of said establishment. Which in the case of a bar is to provide a place for “adults” (young adults in particular) to socialize while enjoying “adult” beverages. Every now and then a fight might happen. But so what; the bar employees quickly get it under control. Young people have a tendency to be flawed, and it’s all part of growing up.

  25. streetyson says:
    July 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm
    You’d think any guy on his 3rd or 4th chance (inc college) would go out of his way to avoid trouble situations. But that’s the problem – given too many chances, and Browns are enablers.
    —————-

    Just like Josh Gordon shouldn’t be on his 5th chance either. I don’t care what it is. He knowingly and willingly did it to himself.

  26. To all of you posters hammering Hunt for this non-incident incident….please take the training wheels off from your bikes + grow and get a life ! He’s and adult; if he want’s to go into a bar he’s allowed to.

  27. Maybe the browns could hire a 24 hour a day babysitter like the cowboys did for Dez….

  28. Every year the Steelers play the Browns in the first month of the season. I noticed that they play both of their games against the Browns after Hunt is off of suspension and it still won’t make a difference. Ben has more wins in Cleveland than every Browns quarterback since 1999. True stat!

  29. Doesn’t sound like anything major but why go the the clubs. He was on the brink of your career being over and somehow you got a 2nd chance?

    This sounds like a minor issue but some dudes just don’t learn from their mistakes because they are idiots.

  30. Nothing to see here ! Hunt was suspended by the NFL for an act of physical aggression; not for a verbal argument. He is an adult, and if wants to go into a bar he is allowed to do so. Is this okay to say ?

  31. If ur ugly u can have plastic surgery to fix that… if ur fat u can lose weight to fix that… but there ain’t no fixing stupid thats forever

  32. I said this when the stuff happened last year. This is one of those guys who always likes to fight, and something bad is going to happen to him eventually because of it.

  33. nbooat says:
    July 1, 2019 at 7:53 pm
    Not a Browns fan…I love how fans of other teams try to act so self-righteous like their team has so much more integrity than the current team with a player in trouble. Every team has their share of these players. This is an NFL problem that holds no talented player accountable for their actions. This is precisely the reason that every team employs such players.

    ———————————————————————-
    It’s not just an NFL problem, it’s a societal problem. It begins in high school when the star quarterback doesn’t get suspended for a fight because of the big game.

  34. I definitely agree that some fans get so righteous about team’s players’ bad behavior. Let’s be real. This is a violent sport played by violent men. To expect these guys to be angels off the field is just plain stupid and hypocritical. I’m sure just about every NFL fan would cheer Hunt if he scored the winning TD in the Super Bowl for their team.

  35. So he was in a bar drinking alcohol with other people drinking alcohol, what’s the problem? At night… what’s wrong with that.

  36. Tyreek, Kareem and Ezekiel: three peas in a pod. Gifted athletes who do not deserve their good fortune, and they’re proving it by their behavior. Cleveland made a smart move when they made their offer to Hunt pending on any future misstep. KC also made a smart move by leaving Hill dangling in the wind until his case is fully reviewed. And lastly, the Cowboys made perhaps the best move/non-move by indefinitely postponing their offer for Elliot’s contract extension. All three teams could easily wind up big winners by these idiots’ insistence on behaving like spoiled brats.

  37. This incident sounds way over blown, however Hunt has to realize who he is and the target he now has on his back. Anymore off field incidents could end the dudes career, he has to be smarter than this if he values his career and those NFL Paychecks.

  38. Next up the Chief’s will “speak” to Tyreek Hill..I’m sure he’ll be real sore on accounta the Chief’s being real disappointed in him Wally

  39. I’m trying to teach my 10 year old about how mean kids get in junior high school when hormones, drinking, competition for love interests ensues, etc. This goes on through the 20s and sometimes into the 30s for some people.

    It’s not a NFL problem, it’s a young person with tons of money and celebrity problem. I have no idea how I would have behaved with that kind of money at that age.

    He needs to be held accountable; but just like the media ignores boxing, MMA and every other contact sport and acts as if concussions are uniquely an NFL issue, the same goes with the wild capriciousness of youth! Police deal with this 100 times over every hour all over the country with the same types of kids.

    Let’s not make these kids any more evil nor the NFL any more “responsible” for what goes on in society.

  40. Any surprises that Duke is still on the rooster?
    Any surprises that Duke hasn’t been traded?
    Any surprises that Duke won’t be traded now?
    Any bets on who will be starting week 9? Duke or Hunt?

  41. For many, many years, there have always been a certain number of gifted professional athletes that are just too stupid to modify their idiot behavior, and stay engaged in the game they are playing. Some think it’s tragic. Perhaps so – but I really think that many of the teenagers coming up behind them with these same gifts should pay attention: NO!! You CANNOT behave any way you wish because you are “special”.

  42. So another in a long line of PR aided players making phony statements on how they learned their lesson and want to help others avoid the same mistakes . Hunt couldn’t make it 1 year without doing the same dumb thing , getting drunk in public and getting into a confrontation. If Elliot got 6 games then Hunt should be getting the same or even more considering how close both incidents occurred and both involved alcohol . It’s clear Hunt has a drinking problem that needs attention and that should be his focus right now not football .

  43. Stop pretending, this league doesn’t care what you do off the field, just produce on gamedays.

  44. Sounds like a kid that needs to fall in love with a GOOD woman,not a party animal or gold digger who can lead him out of his troubling way of life and put him on the straight and narrow. it has happened to many others in the past.

  45. When in Heck is the league and Commish going to get a handle on this criminal activity of these select few that make the NFL look sick. What kind of act will it take before Roger starts handing out life time bans, these meetings are BS! Get these criminals out of the league, regardless of talent levels. Cmon Roger, do your damn job and stop hiding behind the owners. Be a true Commish and bring back the glorious NFL! Please!

  46. Just a few weeks ago, he made the comment that he told the Chiefs what he thought was true, but apparently wasn’t so they let him go. He was the victim. Right then, I knew he didn’t see any fault in what he did. No lesson learned. Now he is out drinking in bars again getting the attention of TMZ. Regardless of if he did anything wrong. It is a matter of time, before he does. Mr. Hunt – The bar scene is not in your best interest. This is the 4th incident in 18 months all related to a bar.

  47. This is nothing. However, Hunt has to realize he can’t really go to bars. Nothing good comes from it. It’s just a sacrifice that NFL players have to make to avoid trouble. They are exposed in that environment. People want to fight them all the time. Ask any Ex NFL player.

  48. Sounds like an argument in a bar to me. I’ve never done that before…. He needs to keep his nose clean though. No charges, no foul.

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