Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs late last season, and then he latched on with the Cleveland Browns during the offseason. This is a new start for Hunt, and in an effort to "feel reborn" he's getting baptized on Sunday in Cleveland.
#Browns Kareem Hunt will Be baptized Sunday in Cleveland. “I’m looking forward to it so I can feel reborn”— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 15, 2019
"I'm looking forward to it so I can feel reborn," Hunt said of the baptism.
Despite his damning past, it seems as if Kareem Hunt is truly trying to repent for his mistakes. Getting baptized is certainly an interesting step for the 23-year-old, but if he feels it can truly help develop his character, then all the power to him.
#Browns RB Kareem Hunt said he knows he won’t mess up this chance for redemption. He said he’s undergoing counseling twice a week and he’ll be baptized Sunday.— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) May 15, 2019
Getting baptized and going to counseling a couple times a week doesn't erase what he did, but it's certainly a positive step forward for a player who will remain under the watch of almost everyone in the football world.
The Browns running back will still miss the first half of the season due to the 8-game suspension he was issued by the league. But if his latest actions are any indication of growth, he's taking a big step in the right direction.