Did Kareem Hunt get off easy in this traffic stop?

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  1. JP4CY

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  2. Clonehomer

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    With this on public record now, wouldn't anyone cited for open container or marijuana possession be able refer to this in court? If that's appropriate, then anything different than that is discrimination, right?
     
  3. Rabbuk

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    Ya i read this story and it was a headscratcher.
     
  4. CycloneDaddy

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    Small amount of weed in the vehicle doesnt seem to be that big of deal. Vodka was in a backpack so also not a biggie.
     
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  5. Clonehomer

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    Just as long as it's no biggie for the citizens that don't happen to be Cleveland Browns.
     
  6. ForbinsAscynt

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    I am like 50% convinced I could talk my way out of a marijuana arrest in Iowa. I will not be putting this theory to the test any time soon.
     
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  7. madguy30

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    If you have weed in the car and it's not supposed to be, speeding or doing something to get pulled over is just basically making sure you have problems to deal with.
     
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    I’m sure most everyone has had situations where they got off easier in one over the other.
     
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  9. jsb

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    I'm sure he did get a little preferential treatment, but probably not a big deal.

    That all being said, Hunt has problems.
     
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  10. 2020cy

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    I would think he was in violation of his agreement to get back in the NFL. I imagine there was some drug and alcohol language involved.
     
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  11. madguy30

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    So let's help him by putting a step by step program together to avoid violating his agreement because he gets paid millions to play a sport.

    Step 1: Don't have weed in the car or drink.

    Whew, that was a tough one.
     
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  12. CYdTracked

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    5-0 talked about this on the Morning Rush this morning. He said this scenario plays out more than you'd realize with your average traffic stop and it is up to the discretion of the officer to assess the situation and handle how they feel appropriate. He said if there was no concern of him being impaired then would be hard to go down the OWI path and have it stand up if challenged in court. Also said the open vodka bottle we don't know where it was in the vehicle and if there was any evidence he could have been drinking it while driving so it's another circumstantial situation. He compared it to what if you were at a party of function and took open an open bottle of wine or liquor, just because it is open does not mean the driver was consuming it while driving.

    That being said I think Hunt probably got off a little easy on the weed in his possession considering how the officer was talking about him being a Browns player and Hunt's past problems probably factored into that. My bet is the NFL intervenes and suspends him again because you don't have to have an actual citation to be penalized under the code of conduct policies and given his past he probably won't get as much leniency as a 1st time offender might. It does seem like he is going through a rough time and needs to seek out some help considering his comments about how he'd fail a drug test and he's been dealing with some "stuff" lately with his former team being in the Super Bowl makes me think he probably has some mental health issues he needs to address too. As a Chiefs fan it's really sad to see how he's making some poor choices in life and ruining what could be a nice career. He was recruited by Matt Campbell at Toledo and at one point looked like he and Mahomes was going to be a dominant 1-2 punch for a long time before things took a tailspin for him. Hope he gets some help, we have seen too many guys make poor life choices and ruin their careers.
     
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  13. Antihawk240

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    The cop did a pretty big favor on this one. Kareem thanked him said ...golly gee mr Officer, with this opportunity I'm going to start thinking better and making better choices.

    I got $20 saying Hunt lit one up again within 12 hours. Police Officer sticks his neck out and gives a celebrity a break. Police Office will now get ridiculed for what he did all while Hunt will not start thinking better and making better choices. Man I hope I am wrong.
     
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  14. Cyched

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    Takes me back to my days on campus
     
  15. jbindm

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    I can believe it. But it's also a matter of public perception. I can understand how a lot of people would see/hear about this and automatically think that Hunt got off easy solely because the cop is a Browns fan.
     
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    A LOT of municipalities have passed laws basically saying their DA won't press charges on minor weed offenses. I wonder if Cleveland has such a law.
     
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    I didn't watch the full video but one account I read said that the officer told Hunt that the confiscated weed would still be tested and Hunt could still be charged with possession.

    Coincidentally, the Cleveland city council just passed marijuana decriminalization legislation yesterday.

    https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/cleveland/cleveland-city-council-passes-legislation-to-decriminalize-low-level-marijuana-possession/95-7416b6f3-076a-481c-a26e-2e3620c8a64e
     

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