Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back’s car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last season for two physical altercations while with Kansas City, said Monday that he’s grateful the Browns have stood by him.
Hunt was only cited for speeding, but he admitted to the officer he would have failed a league drug test at the time.
The Browns signed the Cleveland-area native before last season and Hunt stayed clear of trouble while also undergoing counseling.
Hunt has been “cross-training” during the club’s virtual off-season program, attending meetings with both the running backs and wide receivers as he learns new coach Kevin Stefanski’s offense.
But his top priority is acting more professionally off the field, and Hunt said Stefanski and Andrew Berry, the club’s executive vice president of football operations, have made it clear to him that they won’t tolerate bad behavior.