Fight rumors surrounding Browns’ Kareem Hunt ‘blown out of proportion’
Rumors about Browns running back Kareem Hunt being in a “brawl” surfaced over the weekend, but the incident was allegedly “blown out of proportion.”
Cleveland Browns’ Kareem Hunt has been the focus of rumors about the running back allegedly being in a potential fight in a Cleveland bar over the weekend.
Because of another off-field incident involving Hunt in 2018, Hunt has become a controversial figure. And his name being involved in another off-field is not a good sign.
However, the rumors about Hunt being involved in the alleged fight may have been overblown. According to Andrew Horansky of WKYC.com, there was no police report for the incident and the owner of the bar said it was only a “small argument.”
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"To verify, we turned to Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia and Bobby George, owner of Barley House, where some “Twitterati” believed the incident took place.Sergeant Ciaccia said “negative,” and was unable to track down a police report for the alleged incident.George confirmed he saw Hunt at the Barley House on Saturday night, also noting that something did happen.“I believe it was a small argument with one of his friends,” he said. “People blew it out of proportion.” – via WKYC.com"
TMZ released a cell phone video of Hunt talking to police officers outside of the bar following the incident. But other than being questioned by the police, Hunt is reportedly not currently involved further with the incident.
Hunt, who is suspended for the first eight games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, has attempted to clean up his image after the incident that caused his suspension.
Since joining the Browns, the organization has put Hunt in a program to help him grow and learn from his mistakes off the field. To also show that he has changed, Hunt was baptized this offseason with Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey in attendance.
The Browns hope that putting Hunt into a structured program will help him become a better person and prevent any further issues from happening. The organization is hoping that the NFL will allow Hunt to stay around the team’s facility during his suspension to ensure he is sticking to the program.
The Cleveland Browns took a risk signing Hunt, but they believed they had the resources in place to help him off the field and allow him to return to the field to help the team push for the playoffs. However, there is likely concern within the organization because of Hunt’s name being involved in this most recent incident.
The incident over the weekend is a developing situation and more information may come to light, but it currently appears that Hunt was not as involved in the situation as the rumors made it sound like.