The Chiefs sent Kareem Hunt home from the team facility on Friday after disturbing new footage of his February brawl emerged, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com tweets. From here, Graziano believes that Hunt will be placed on the commissioner’s exempt list pending a final decision, though determination hasn’t been made just yet.
Hunt got into an ugly brawl in a Cleveland hotel last year, but the full details of the event were not made public until Friday afternoon. The leaked security footage shows Hunt in a screaming match with a 19-year-old girl and kicking her while she is down on the floor.
The commissioner’s exempt list would effectively serve as a paid suspension for Hunt. Since Hunt was not arrested or suspended in the wake of the incident, the NFL will likely park the running back on the sidelines while they conduct a more thorough investigation. Of course, many are wondering why the NFL did not obtain the video footage sooner, particularly after the Ray Rice incident of 2014.
Rice was initially suspended two games when he was indicted on aggravated assault charges in 2014. The league, however, did not see the full video, which was later released showing the Ravens running back hitting his now wife in the face in an elevator. After receiving national attention, the NFL moved to indefinitely suspend the back and revised its policy toward domestic violence.
The NFL’s leading rusher as a rookie in 2017, Hunt currently ranks third in the league in offensive touchdowns with 14. While an investigation is underway, the AFC West division leaders will likely rely heavily on veteran Spencer Ware.
40 comments on “Chiefs Send Kareem Hunt Home From Team Facility”
NFL knee and tried to cover up. Ray rice 2.0. Get the popcorn
Except the league won’t screw this one up like they did Rice’s. They were so foolish and took their word for it when they should have known if the video existed inside the elevator there had to be another outside.
They knew about the video the whole time and didn’t suspend. It’s already worse because they proved they haven’t changed.
Media will call them complicit
Agreed. “We didn’t see that video” shouldn’t work again. Goodell needs to go.
There’s no excuse whatsoever that the NFL didn’t see that video or try to find this video and no excuse whatsoever that Hunt wasn’t suspended before the season. They learned nothing from the Rice incident
They didn’t suspend him because they saw the video, they suspended him because we saw it.
The Ravens begged Goodell to go light on him, they took their word for it. Then we saw the video and Goodell felt like the fool he was played for, and all of a sudden the Ravens distanced themselves from Rice.
Sad but probably true
The NFL was denied access to the footage. So they literally couldn’t have seen it.
Care to retract your comment?
No excuse the NFL didn’t see the video in Hints case? The police and the hotel refused to release the video to them
Redskins new running back?
As bad as the team is in Wash, why not?
As bad as the team in Wash is, why not?
They have peterson doing well and guice when he gets healthy….they don’t need a RB….which means they’ll sign him
RenoChris… LOL !!
I was thinking the same thing. Apparently badco44 & afsooner02 don’t recognize quality humor.
Thx for getting it in there first.
Yet you don’t see the joke in afsooner02’s post… guess you don’t recognize quality humor
I don’t understand how the police wouldn’t have gotten the video when it happened. And if they did, how was he not arrested?
Because an incident like this is likely misdemeanor chargers, probably on both her AND him. As you can see in the video, she slapped or hit him as well, almost simultaneous to him pushing her. So in the eyes of the law, regardless of sex, they are both likely victims of some misdemeanor form of battery. They would have both had to have pressed charges against the other…. which likely didn’t happen.
She presses charges he presses charges. He can afford jail bond she can’t.
There would have to be charges pressed for arrest to occur on thus.
I see. Thanks for the info
The Chargers are now the favorites to win the AFC West
Maybe should wait on that to see if they actually show up against the steelers…. chiefs may be without a running back…. but chargers are without Gordon also. As a chargers fan, I still think the chiefs are the favorite. Spencer Ware is a more than capable backup, and that offense in KC will only drop from absolutely amazing, to the best in the division. They are still the team to beat.
KC still favored to win AFC
We will see about that ,
Signed – Patrick and Tyreek
I still don’t get how the nfl can punish him if the legal didn’t even punish him
Because he is making his employer look bad. That is separate from legal proceedings.
Then I would get if the Chiefs suspend him because he makes them look bad and they employ him but I don’t get how the nfl does without legal action being taken
He’s an employee of the NFL as well.
That darn CBA
The NFL maybe didn’t know about it. Regardless, perhaps the NFL’s and the legal “burden of proof” is different. Not hard to understand.
Yea NFL did know about it because the chiefs owner commented on it this summer so you should get your facts straight. And the nfl is only acting on it because a video came out they would have let it slide otherwise
The Chiefs should release him.
Kareem got framed
Yeah right in the frame of the security cameras.
Whew! That 24-48 hour window of everyone being mad at the Skins for signing Foster is now over!!!!!!! Time for next one to be yelled at.
Ok I see. It’s serious now that the video is public. See ya Kareem. You’re about to get crucified.
You can take the player out of the hood but you can’t take the hood out of the player.
Can u say. Black Balled
Goodell needs to be fired if he had seen this video prior to today. The NFL has become the complete laughing stock of American sports.
Just like Ray Rice. They don’t acknowledge it til the video comes out.
He’ll be back before Kaep is