Kareem Hunt wants to put his past behind him.
In an effort to do that, the Cleveland Browns running back is set to be baptized on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
New Browns’ RB Kareem Hunt is being baptized today in Cleveland. “I’m looking forward to it so I can feel reborn,” Hunt told reporters last week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 19, 2019
“I’m looking forward to it so I can feel reborn,” Hunt said last week.
#Browns John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens surprised Kareem Hunt at his Baptism today at the True Vine Baptist Church in the Glenville community
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 19, 2019
The 23-year-old lost his job with the Kansas City Chiefs after he was seen on surveillance footage pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February 2018. The NFL placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list shortly after.
“The commissioner also has the authority to determine in advance whether a player’s time on the exempt list will be finite or will continue until the commissioner deems the exemption should be lifted and the player returned to the active list.”
After he was released, the Browns swooped in and signed him in February to a 1-year deal.
“A base salary of $645,000, a $25,000 per-game roster bonus for each game that he is active, a $55,000 offseason workout bonus.”
Hunt, who hasn’t seen the young lady since the altercation, stated last week, “if I was to see her, I would like apologize to her face. But I have not had the chance to do that.”
“I definitely made a mistake, and I apologize for it once again,” he added.
LIVE: RB Kareem Hunt at the podium https://t.co/5KCZN3rlsC
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 15, 2019