By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TMZ Sports, second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has gone to bat for his teammate, Kareem Hunt. The running back signed with the Browns in the off-season.
He called Hunt a “great kid” and said “mistakes happen.”
“Just being around him, I think he’s a great kid,” Mayfield said. “Ya know, mistakes happen. I can speak from personal experience.”
Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2017. He reached a plea deal with the Fayetteville District Court after initially being charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest.
Hunt — who signed a one-year deal with the team in the off-season — made his first appearance at the Browns facility since signing his deal. He is taking part in voluntary team workouts.
He was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in November 2018 after TMZ released a video following a February event, where he shoved and kicked a woman in a Cleveland, Ohio hotel. He was placed on the Commissioner’s List after being released before signing with the Browns.
Browns GM John Dorsey was with the Chiefs when they drafted Hunt. The talented back also admitted on Wednesday that he has not apologized to the woman.
Yet, he said he wants to apologize to her.
“I have not, but if I was to see her, I would apologize to her face,” he said. “But, I have not had the chance to do that. I don’t know any ways of contacting her. I have not.”
Hunt has been suspended the first eight games of the 2019 season.
Besides that incident with the woman in hotel incident, Hunt is also allegedly accused in two other incidents. He allegedly assaulted a man in June 2018 at an Ohio resort.
In addition, in January 2018, he was also involved in another incident at a nightclub.