Dez Bryant defends Kareem Hunt, expects him to have big season

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Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt has drawn the scorn of many for his recent off-field troubles, but he has the support of Dez Bryant.

The former Dallas Cowboys star was approached by TMZ Sports on Monday evening, and he made it clear he believes Hunt isn’t a bad guy: “Everyone goes through problems,” Bryant said.

Hunt was in the news once more for an off-field incident at a bar that involved the police over the weekend. Thankfully, he wasn’t arrested or charged. For most, that would be the end of it.

But for Hunt, who opens the 2019 season on an eight-game suspension, it’s a bit more complicated than that.

Following his release by the Kansas City Chiefs due to the explosive, damning video of Hunt physically attacking a woman last year, Hunt enrolled in counseling classes for anger management and alcohol. Needless to say, the fact he was involved in an altercation at a bar cannot sit well with the Browns, or the NFL.

Bryant, however, doesn’t see things that way: “To be truthfully honest, I’m a huge fan of Kareem Hunt, believe it or not,” Bryant said … “Things happen, ain’t nobody perfect.”

“At the end of the day, that guy’s gonna have a successful career, just because of who he is. Everybody goes through problems, we get over ’em. We live and we learn.”

Bryant also expects Hunt to “have a hell of a year. As soon as he gets reinstated, he’s gonna do his thing. That’s just who he is.”