If the NFL actually believed the words Dorsey used to justify Hunt’s signing, they would’ve found a way to reach out to the portion of the fan base turned off by Kaepernick. Many of whom, I suspect, will not turn off Browns games next fall.

Or plan boycotts. Or cheer the President if he were to weigh in on Hunt’s signing, which I assume he will not.

Dorsey said the Browns “fully understand and respect the complexity of questions and issues in signing a player with Kareem’s history.”

And in reading those words, it’s not hard to imagine a general manager making a similar plea regarding Kaepernick.