'We'll be rooting for failure': NFL fans react to Kareem Hunt's signing with Cleveland Browns
Hunt was released from the Chiefs last season after video footage surfaced showing him shoving and kicking a woman during an incident that took place in the lobby of a Cleveland hotel last year.
Hunt remains on suspension from the NFL as an investigation is ongoing but the troubled running back released a statement after his signing, apologizing once again for his actions while thanking the Browns’ organization for giving him a second chance.
Statement from RB Kareem Hunt: pic.twitter.com/JPRFnkRdCy— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 11, 2019
Although the NFL fans met the news with rather mixed reactions.
Won’t read it. Don’t care. Anytime he’s on the field I’ll be rooting for failure. I was finally excited about a season after all our suffering. This move is unacceptable and will not be forgiven. Hope he fumbles every play— Brett Mercuri (@BrettMercuri) February 11, 2019
Congrats on getting a new kicker— Scott(ie) Stearns (@KnownAsScottie) February 11, 2019
How does he deserve a second chance when he’s BARELY had time to experience the repercussions of ruining the first one??? https://t.co/oeaIGP4vAK— Rachel Bonnetta (@rachelbonnetta) February 11, 2019
Whatever douche, you didn't feel like apologizing until it was made public 👎🏼👎🏼— Joshua Booth (@jbooth0731) February 11, 2019
The Browns have also came under fire over the signing of the controversial running back.
What the fuck, Browns? People were starting to get behind you across the country. And then you sign Kareem Hunt?— John Lurie (@lurie_john) February 11, 2019
Will never ever attend a browns game again. Disgusting.— Bill Z Bub (@wgodfrey6603) February 11, 2019
@Browns terrible move! I was looking forward to next season, now, not so much.— The Gambling Pigeon (@DailyPunchBoard) February 11, 2019
However, some of the fans were open to give Hunt a second chance, while also noting that the Browns have gotten a solid player to join a powerful line up of their running backs.
Best wishes to Kareem Hunt, he should be a better man after this, and a shout out to the Browns organization for opening that door to give him another chance.— Kent Overaker (@kentoveraker) February 11, 2019
Good luck. Everyone deserves a second chance.— Phil gibson (@thegibby39) February 11, 2019
Best of luck to you and the @Browns as you invest in your future!— mybadge (@mybadge) February 11, 2019
The browns backfield heading into 2019:— MakeYourCase (@Make_YourCase) February 11, 2019
Browns have Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and now Kareem Hunt in the backfield. My goodness.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 11, 2019
No matter what people are saying on Twitter, the NFL will have to finish their investigation into Hunt’s past actions and make a ruling on any potential punishment before he will be allowed to play in that Browns’ uniform.