The Kansas City Chiefs are now facing controversy about their former star running back Kareem Hunt. The halfback is now a free agent after a video was released of an alleged assault that occurred earlier this year.
Here is what we know:
The incident occurred in February at a hotel in Cleveland, Ohio between Hunt and another woman. Hunt was accused of assault at the time, but no arrests were made at the scene.
The Chiefs have stated, “At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue…As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions…”
On Friday, November 30, TMZ released a viral video of Hunt brutally pushing and kicking a woman on the ground.
Less than 24 hours after the video was released, Hunt was released by the Chiefs. The running back was also put on the commissioners exempt list, which states that if he is signed by one of the 32 NFL teams, he will not be allowed to play in or attend any of their games until the investigation is over.
The NFL is now facing questions since they were fully aware of the situation back in February with no immediate action taken.
What does the future look like for Hunt? We have seen violent behavior from athletes on a number of occasions. This case is almost a mirror reflection to the Ray Rice assault back in 2014. Rice was eventually reinstated by the NFL after a long sequence of hearings and court appearances. Hunt will most likely endure the same process as Rice did a few years ago.
How do the Chiefs continue their unforgettable season? The absence of Hunt will be a significant loss for the team, however Patrick Mahomes has to step up and continue his MVP season. The Chiefs face the Raiders in week 12 with running back Spencer Ware to take Hunt’s place. With a record of 9-2, Andy Reid will attempt to keep their memorable season intact.
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