The news broke on Friday that the Kansas City Chiefs have released RB Kareem Hunt after a video surfaced earlier this year in which he assaulted a woman in a Cleveland hotel. After the matter, Hunt lied to the Chiefs organization about the events that took place.
Statement from the Kansas City Chiefs on Kareem Hunt
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2018
This comes as a shock, due to Hunt emerging as a rising star in today’s game. The Chiefs started the season 9-2, and taking away a player of Hunt’s caliber could be detrimental to their season. Without a question, releasing Hunt was the right move, and it would be a shock for anyone to claim him on waivers. Although, we recently witnessed the Washington Redskins claim LB Reuben Foster off waivers, who has been accused of domestic violence himself.
Kansas City currently ranks 14th in rushing yards per game, and the offense will now look to veteran Spencer Ware to fill the void for the remainder of the 2018 season. The NFL has placed Hunt on the commissioner’s exempt list, which details that Hunt is not allowed to practice or play in the NFL until further action is taken.
Is this the end of the career for Kareem Hunt? The 23-year old is still young, but based on the history of NFL players and domestic violence, the future is bleak for the running back.
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