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At a time when the bears seemed to be flirting with the possibility of running back Kareem Hunt, another team defeated them.

The Cleveland Browns have announced that Hunt has signed a contract.

Prepared by the Chiefs when John Dorsey served as the G.M. of the team, the man who served as Browns G.M brings the last year Hunt to Cleveland.

"My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 at the university was an important part of this decision-making process, but we did extensive due diligence with many people, including clinical professionals, to gain a better understanding of the person he is today. is and if it was careful to sign it, "Dorsey said in a statement." There were two important factors: one is that Kareem has taken full responsibility for his blatant actions and showed genuine remorse and second, just as important, he undergoes and strives for the necessary professional treatment and a plan that is clearly drawn up.

"We do not understand and respect the complexity of questions and problems in drawing a player with the history of Kareem and his actions." Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance, but certainly with the realization that he must take essential and essential steps to become an executive member of this organization, apart from what the NFL determines of their current research.We fully understand that Kareem is subject to discipline by the NFL. Browns has a detailed plan with expectations that he understands and needs to follow, because a similar incident is not tolerated, we will support Kareem through this process and use our resources, allowed anyway, to help him become successful on and off the field, as long as he continues to show the obligation that is required to represent this organization. "

The NFL has not announced any discipline about Hunt for multiple off-field incidents in 2018, including an attack by a woman in Cleveland recorded on video. The Chiefs slashed Hunt abruptly after the video surfaced in November.

Hunt was placed on the list of exempted Commissioners prior to his release and is likely to resume that status in Cleveland. Once his sentence is issued, Hunt will presumably be allowed to participate in out-of-season training, training camp and contests for the season before the start of the regular season and the suspension that is likely to last.