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Kareem Hunt's father says Browns QB Baker Mayfield is 'scared to throw the ball'

Taking to Facebook on Sunday night, the father of Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt criticized the play of quarterback Baker Mayfield.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.

After missing the team's previous five games with a calf injury, Kareem Hunt made his return to the Cleveland Browns' lineup on Sunday.

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But unfortunately for the Browns, Hunt's father wound up making more headlines than his son did during Cleveland's 16-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football.

Taking to his personal Facebook page on Sunday night, Kareem Hunt Sr. criticized the play of Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, who has been struggling while dealing with injuries throughout the better part of the 2021 season. Hunt Sr.'s post comes less than one month after Odell Beckham Jr.'s father, Odell Beckham Sr., posted an 11-minute and 24-second long video clip of Mayfield missing his son on various throws throughout the 2021 season to his verified Instagram account. After excusing him from their ensuing practices, the Browns ultimately released Beckham Jr., who has since signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

"Now I'm getting people on my Facebook saying I'm being like obj Daddy and I'm not," Hunt Sr. wrote in the since-deleted Facebook post. "I'm stating facts on football and what we see he's limping he's scared to throw the ball and they know he's hurt they going to keep listening but if people don't like what I'm saying unfriend me I'm not jeopardizing nothing I got a right to speak I ain't posting no videos have a good day go Browns hopefully."

Speaking to reporters after the game, Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski said he would not consider making a change at quarterback during the team's upcoming bye week. Appearing in 11 of the Browns' 12 games, Mayfield has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,413 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions while dealing with injuries to his left shoulder, left foot and right knee.

Following Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Cleveland enters its bye week laying claim to a 6-6 record.