Quarterback Kanas town chief Patrick Mahomes spoke publicly about former teammate Kareem Hunt and his new contract with the Cleveland Browns.
"It's something where he has another opportunity," said Mahomes, according to Associated press Tom Withers. "I'm sure they'll have things to do off the field to play on the pitch, Kareem is a great player, a great running back."
Hunt was placed on the list of exempted by the Commissioner and released in early December after TMZ Sports released footage of a hotel showing in February the star attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel.
In an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters, Hunt apologized for his actions and for lying in Kansas City during his initial conversations with the organization.
Mahomes and Hunt came to Kansas City as members of the 2017 draft class, forming a close friendship and often sharing their hopes of leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory. Mahomes said that he had spoken to Hunt immediately after his release but did not share what had been said during the conversation.
Hunt has signed a one – year contract worth more than a million dollars with the Browns on Feb. 11.
"We fully understand and respect the complexity of the issues and problems associated with signing a player with Kareem's history and do not tolerate his actions," said Dorsey in a statement after Hunt's signing . "Given our extensive knowledge of Kareem, He deserves a second chance, but with the understanding that he must take critical and essential steps to become a successful member of this organization, apart from what the NFL determines from of his ongoing investigation.We fully understand that Kareem is subject to the discipline of the NFL.Here at the Browns, there is a detailed plan with clearly defined expectations that he understands and must follow, as no similar incidents will be We will support Kareem throughout this process and use our resources, whatever its chances, to succeed in the field and off the field, provided that it continues to demonstrate determination necessary to represent this organization. "
Last season, Hunt had 824 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games against the Chiefs. Hunt led the NFL with the Chiefs as a rookie in 2017, registering 1,327 yards.