Oakland Raiders: Reasons why adding Kareem Hunt is an asinine idea

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This may be who Hunt really is

Not surprisingly, the Kareem Hunt redemption tour – aka the PR polishing, damage control tour – is already in full swing, with him having given an interview to ESPN’s Lisa Salters.

In his interview, he say it’s been, “tough for him,” and that he’s “embarrassed by the video.” Yeah, we’re pretty sure it’s been tough on the woman he assaulted, who the Cleveland PD opted to blow off, as well.

He went on to say…

"“I’m definitely not that type of person. My mother raised me right… I know right from wrong. I’ve worked for this my whole entire life. I gave everything and sacrificed so much for this… I’ll do whatever I can to help win. That’s not me. That’s not the person I am. It’s out there. It happened. I’m very embarrassed about it. I’m ashamed of myself.”"

If Hunt knows right from wrong, and that’s “not him,” the obvious question that needs to be asked is – why is the league now investigating a second incident in which Hunt is alleged to have punched somebody? At least it was a man this time, right?

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But a second act of violence, just three months after the first (that we know of), doesn’t say a lot about a person’s knowledge of “right from wrong.” It’s a pattern of violent behavior that you may have to start thinking really could be him, despite what he claims he is – or isn’t – in a sanitized, full, damage-control interview given from a safe platform.

Not only that, but the fact that Hunt then lied to the team about the incident, tried to cover it up, and only offered his apology after the video dropped all screams volumes about who he is and his knowledge of right from wrong.

It screams that he’s not sorry he did it, he’s only sorry the video proof came out.

If he were truly remorseful for his actions, he would have told the team the truth from the outset and gotten out ahead of it, taking responsibility for it right after the fact — not wait almost a full year to “take responsibility” for his actions, and only after the video evidence of his deplorable act surfaced.

The stink of insincerity and nothing more than damage control spin being put out by his agent is almost suffocating.

Hunt’s pattern of violence is disturbing – which very well may lead to an even lengthier suspension – and could actually be who he really is.