"We went there for Kareem Hunt as the person and not the football player," Kitchens said, per Ryan Isley of ESPN. "I went to other baptisms, and I am sure John [Dorsey] is the same way, other people's baptisms that they don't play football. The thing we did yesterday was not about football at all, it was about Kareem as the person."
The baptism took place at True Vine Baptist Church in Cleveland.
Hunt announced last week he would be undergoing the baptism as part of the life changes he's made since being cut by the Kansas City Chiefs, along with going to counseling two times a week, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.
"I've got to earn everybody's trust," Hunt told reporters, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.
The running back was a Pro Bowler for the Chiefs before a video surfaced in November of him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February 2018. He was released and remained a free agent until the Browns picked him up in February. In March, he was suspended by the NFL for eight games for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.
Cleveland is attempting to provide a support system for the 23-year-old while focusing on the future.
"It's a new day every time we wake up, and you either get better or you get worse during the course of that day," Kitchens said. "Kareem understands that."