On Friday, video from February surfaced from TMZ that depicts Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt in a physical altercation with a woman. The Chiefs were aware of the incident, but there were never any charges filed. The Chiefs and the NFL allegedly claim to have only seen the video on Friday for the first time.
KC Chiefs CUT Running Back Kareem Hunt After Video Shows Him Brutalizing and Kicking Woman in Hotel https://t.co/H2JJsSrtG2
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) December 1, 2018
Hours after the video was released, the Chiefs announced that the second-year running back was released.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2018
This concludes a bad week for the NFL following the release of Reuben Foster in San Francisco (and subsequent pickup in Washington) for domestic violence at the team hotel last Saturday. The Hunt video has drawn comparisons to Ray Rice, who never played in the NFL again after video surfaced in 2014 of him punching a woman (now his wife) in an elevator. Hunt is only 23 years old. Chances are this isn't the end of the road for him, but someone will be taking a massive PR hit before he sees the field again.
Hunt has been placed on the commissioner's exempt list, meaning if another team signs him, he can't play or even attend games until a proper investigation and decision are made.He would not count against that team's 53-man roster.