Here are some of the responses to both our Kareem Hunt pieces this week. The reactions were varied and interesting. I am interested to read what ya’ll think of the situation and will be pulling from the comments to this post to create a second response post.
As you note, there are lots of folks in the league who’ve just not been caught – just like society as a whole. If Pace & Nagy believe that they can mentor this young man, then I’m willing to give them that opportunity.
— Kris 🐻⬇️ (@KrisArmstrong1) January 24, 2019
Was he drunk? – Maybe. If alcohol gets him there, he needed to lay it off. Didn’t.
Is he simply a “violent guy”? – Maybe. Should have figured it out after his first couple of “incidents” & done something about it. Didn’t.
He already had a 2nd, 3rd, …chance. Didn’t help.
— 23kew92n (@23kew92n) January 24, 2019
In response to Emily…
Very well said. No.
— Megan M (@mkeggers7) January 24, 2019
this is fantastic, Emily. Often hard to tell about remorse from the outside fan perspective, but I am in the “assume no until they do something to indicate otherwise” camp. No effort yet.
— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) January 23, 2019
I’m not against him suiting up as a bear…if Ben and other asshats can still play this black young man better get a chance…my only problem I have with him is he shld have told everything but in smeway I feel he did…and they scapegoated him
— L Person (@LPerson84516272) January 23, 2019
Very well put. I believe in second chances, but that has to start with genuine and substantial contrition – Ray Rice seems to be doing this to be fair to him. “I deserve forgiveness” is not a good start for Hunt.
— Jake 🏞 (@usenoname) January 23, 2019
Excellent take and exactly how I feel. Forgot about the other acts of violence he committed too – it’s a pattern of behaviour. Rather the bears lose without him than win with him. In the end it’s still just a damn game.
— Thomas Reuther (@t_reuther) January 23, 2019