Tue. Aug 20th, 2019

Morality in Football – The Hunt Signing

I want to win a Super Bowl.

I want the GM, John Dorsey, to build a team that can compete with the rest of the league and win. We got a taste of it this past year and I am hoping it gets better this upcoming season.

Personally, I think a lot of people take pride in the moral relativism to each his/her own. When the Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt, that was on display today.

In late 2018, a video surfaced of Hunt pushing and kicking a woman that previous February. It was clear domestic violence, there’s no question about it.

Here’s the thing.

I am not going to sit on my high horse pretending to be this perfect person and acting like Hunt, a talented player from Cleveland (formerly on KC), should never be allowed to play football again.

He’s not running for president. He’s not holding an office that requires a set of morals like being a doctor, nurse or judge. Football is a violent game that is about competition and winning. Giving it your all on the field each and every game.

Thus, what players do on their own time is frankly not my business. If a player breaks the law, abuses someone or does something bad, let the police handle it. My judgment is about winning games, not right or wrong.

You can get all angry about the fact that the Browns signed Hunt. We know he’s a great running back, he can help this team win and I am a firm believer that everyone deserves a second chance.

If the Browns did not sign him, he could have gone to the Steelers or the Ravens. If things end up failing, the Browns can trade him or release him at a small price. The plus side of this choice by our GM is years of fantastic play by a great running back. Eventually, a trip to the playoffs or maybe even helping Cleveland get to that Super Bowl.

What Kareem Hunt did in his personal time was, in my opinion, pretty vile. However, I want him to play on the Browns. He can help us win, something this city truly desires and hasn’t ever experienced in its full capacity.

We have laws. We have police officers. We have a court system. Let them be the judge of morals. I am going to stick to rooting for my Browns because that’s what I care about.

Good luck, Kareem. Don’t blow this chance!

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