Yesterday in butthole of Ohio ie. Cleveland, Kareem Hunt was surrounded as he spoke to the media eager to promote his redemption. Much of what he said sounded very familiar. It wasn’t him, making better decisions, he’s got to earn trust, etc etc. Basically repeating the same things he’s said every time he’s been in front of the media since he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, including his very first interview just days after. For Chiefs fans following the saga much of his 18+ minute Q’n’A sounded like a broken record of regurgitated cliches.
That was, until towards the end, when he was asked about how he convinced John Dorsey that he wouldn’t repeat the same mistakes he made with the Chiefs. Hunt responded:
“I know I am not going to mess this up again. The Chiefs…I didn’t really lie, I just told them what I knew at the time. And when the video came out, it was like me seeing it too for the first time. Again, it was so long ago. They felt like I lied, so that’s all right.”
Ummm…what? I’m sorry Kareem, but that just doesn’t add up, are you saying you didn’t lie to the Chiefs?
“I didn’t tell them everything. So really I take it as I kind of did.”
You “take it” as though you didn’t lie? Or you did? The confusion, you’re not helping it any…can you at least tell us why you didn’t tell the Chiefs everything?
“I tried to tell them as much as possible.”
Chiefs fans have had every right to be upset about Hunt getting signed by the Cleveland Browns, and the Chiefs essentially getting nothing in return. Until now. If you still wish Kareem Hunt was a Chief, go read his words again. He still can’t bring himself to be honest about what happened with the team. This is a person with zero accountability for his own role in getting released by the team, let alone his actions throughout multiple physical confrontations. Not that it matters, because there’s nothing anyone can do about it now.
The truth of the matter: There's nothing Kareem Hunt could have said today that would have explained his actions/absolved him/provided a reason to believe his words are genuine.— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) May 15, 2019
Only thing left for him now is to consistently prove he can make good decisions (ie not be violent)
So I’m done being mad about Kareem being an idiot, getting cut, playing for the Browns, etc. All of it. I simply don’t care any more. But I can tell you this one thing; in the future when we play the Browns, I hope he wakes up feeling it the next day.