In Hunt's case, though, "second chance" isn't entirely accurate.
Hunt was in his second season with Kansas City and was one of the team's most productive players as it won the AFC West the last two years. They bought low on a talented young player whom Dorsey, when he was the GM in Kansas City, drafted in the third round. In the video, Hunt has to be restrained from going after the woman, who later falls hard to the ground after another man was knocked into her because of Hunt's aggressive actions. The 5-9 back can not only run in-between the tackles and make defenders miss, but he is also able to take over games as a receiver. He also was accused of punching a man at a resort in OH last June, and of being part of a group that punched a man at a nightclub in Kansas City last January. The man, who wasn't seriously injured, didn't press charges.
The Chiefs didn't break as they had Spencer Ware and Damien Williams take over running back duties. Hill admitted to punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend.More news: Grammys 2019: Chris Cornell’s children accept posthumous award
He did not downplay what was viewed by the world or the seriousness of Hunt's actions - provoked or not, but he is hopeful that the Browns will be able to provide Hunt with an environment that will enable him to put it behind him and never repeat it again.
Imagine this talented running back in the Eagles' system?
"Given what we know about Kareem through our extensive research, we believe he deserves a second chance but certainly with the understanding that he has to go through critical and essential steps to become a performing member of this organisation, aside from what the National Football League determines from their ongoing investigation".
"My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision-making process, but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him", Browns general manager John Dorsey said in a statement.More news: Danny Boyle's East Anglia film 'Yesterday' gets first trailer - featuring Ed Sheeran
The Browns, the theory goes, can cut ties with Hunt at any point. He was in his second season with the Chiefs and one of their best players after leading the league in rushing as a rookie.
It's obviously not almost that simple, and this is a signing that is anything but low risk. Sure, they face some negative headlines now and they will certainly get some pushback if and when Hunt is cleared to play, but sooner rather than later that will eventually die down.
"Here at the Browns, there is a detailed plan with expectations laid out that he understands and must follow, because any similar incident will not be tolerated". They already have a unsafe one-two punch in Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson. Hunt is just 23 years old and he had 14 touchdowns last season - seven rushing and seven receiving.More news: Apple announces Health Records feature coming to veterans