Kareem Hunt's Browns contract is manager John Dorsey's third acquisition of a player facing allegations of violence

Kareem Hunt.
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Kareem Hunt, the former Kansas City Chiefs star who was cut by the franchise in December following the release of a TMZ video which appeared to show the running back committing an act of domestic violence against a woman last February has found a new home with the Cleveland Browns. He was also accused of punching a man in June. Hunt signed a one-year contract with the team, per ESPN.

The long-beleaguered Browns were no doubt intrigued by Hunt's prodigious skills on the gridiron — he led the league in rushing as a rookie in 2017 and was on pace to rush for well over 1,000 yards again this past season before his suspension and release — and have been linked to the tailback since his initial release. But the acquisition has already warranted skepticism for its off-the-field consequences and what the signing might represent on a grander scale.

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