If you haven’t heard by now, a video has surfaced involving Kareem Hunt. The video showed that Chiefs running back pushed and hit a woman in a hotel in Ohio back in February. The video just surfaced today. The Chiefs did not waste any time. After reviewing the tape, Kansas City has cut bait and just released Kareem Hunt.
The Chiefs organization released a statement regarding Hunt’s release:
“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. 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. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”
The reason for the release is because Hunt was apparently not truthful about the situation. Kansas City has had a track record drafting players that have been involved in domestic violence. Tyreek Hill beat up his pregnant girlfriend and the Chiefs drafted him anyway. They also drafted a player, Jovan Belcher who did a similar thing but is no longer on the roster. The GM who drafted those players, John Dorsey, is no longer in town. Hunt, 23, was drafted in the third round out of Toledo in 2017. Credit to the Chiefs for taking action.
From a pure on the field standpoint, Hunt will be tough to replace. Hunt led the league in rushing a year ago as a rookie with 1,327 yards. Hunt has averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 10.7 yards per catch in his career. Spencer Ware will take the reigns as the starting running back for the Chiefs. Ware’s last prominent role in the offense came back in 2016 when he had 921 yards on 214 carries.