Latest On Chiefs, Kareem Hunt

In February, Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was involved in a skirmish with a 19-year-old woman. On Friday, disturbing video evidence of the incident was released by TMZ

Security footage from a Cleveland hotel shows Hunt arguing and shoving the woman, who claims that she was ejected from Hunt’s room after refusing to have intercourse with one of the running back’s friends. The woman responded by striking Hunt and friends moved quickly to hold him back. Hunt broke free, accidentally knocked one of his mates into the woman, and sent them both flying into a wall. The woman appeared dazed by the impact, and Hunt kicked her while she was on the ground.

When police came to the hotel, Hunt and the accuser had different accounts of what happened. While she says that she was kicked out of Hunt’s room for refusing to sleep with one of his buddies, Hunt claims that she was asked to leave and retaliated with a racial slur.

No arrests were made at the time, but the shocking footage is likely to result in some serious consequences for Hunt. The Chiefs have only just learned about the video, but it’s hard to imagine Hunt being allowed to suit up for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Beyond that, Hunt’s status for the remainder of the season may be in jeopardy.

The Chiefs were aware of the incident, but apparently only saw the footage on Friday when it was made public. During training camp, CEO Clark Hunt addressed the matter and clearly did not have all of the details.

The team is made up of a bunch of young men,” Hunt said. “They’re not always going to make the best decisions, but we have a strong support system both with the coaching staff and with our player development department that works with young guys and talks to them about the situations that they want to be in. Kareem is a young man, second year in the league, obviously had a very big year on the field last year. I’m sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won’t be in those kinds of situations in the future.”

Hunt, 23, led the league with 1,327 rushing yards last year while adding eight scores on the ground and three through the air. He also caught 53 passes for 455 yards, positioning him as one of the best running backs in the NFL. This year, Hunt is averaging a solid 4.6 yards per carry with 14 touchdowns in total.

The Chiefs lead the AFC with a 9-2 record and can clinch a playoff berth with a win this weekend. The Chargers aren’t far behind at 8-4, but the Chiefs can effectively clinch the division if they beat the Raiders and the Bolts lose to the Steelers.

If Hunt is suspended, the Chiefs will likely turn to Spencer Ware as their primary tailback. Damien Williams and Darrel Williams are also on the roster to serve as backups.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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35 comments on “Latest On Chiefs, Kareem Hunt

  1. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    The National Felon League doing what it does best yet again. P.S. Chiefs fans, your magic season is now over.

  2. sefthereject

    I want him suspended for the amount of time Zeke was suspended for. No excuses or exceptions.

    • Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

      I think many people in Cleveland have known for some time that if Kareem didn’t have the ability to run really fast with a football in his hands, he’d either be in jail by now, or worse. What did this guy get his degree in again at Toledo???

      How anybody can watch a league full of kneeling, wife-beating morons running around a football field anymore is beyond me.

      • Clark K

        What does kneeling have to do with this? I’ve watched almost every game this year and have only seen a player kneeling a handful of times. You don’t want to see the kneeling? Don’t go to the games, and don’t watch the national anthem.

        Domestic abuse is apart of almost area of work it’s not limited to the NFL.

      • tsolid

        Same reason that someone who claims to hate the NFL so much, but keep posting. Maybe one those Felons impregnated a relative of yours. STAY MAD

        • Todda1

          Maybe I’d get mad if one of these white girls wasn’t either 300 pounds or couldn’t get a guy until after high school, brother.

  3. Thronson5

    Funny how this video “surfaces” right at the end of the season before the playoffs lol. Sure this video has been around and someone waited until now to to release it intentionally.

    This whole league is a joke if you ask me. So much shady stuff goes on. Wonder if he will be black balled like Ray Rice?! Probably not. He’s still in his prime. You can kneel and teams want nothing to do with you but you have a drug addiction or hit a woman and if you’re still a good player they’ll still give you a chance.

    • Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

      I’m sure Roger Goodell is on the case. Maybe he’ll have the league wear pink uniforms this weekend or something to show how much he cares.

      • Thronson5

        Yea that sounds about right. He will get a suspension, he will appeal it and still play throughout the playoffs then serve the suspension next season and be right back after the suspension like it never happened.

    • tank62

      Bro the Chiefs have won 1 playoff game in my lifetime. Im 44. They’ll choke anyways.
      I wonder though if the person who tipoed TMZ off has an address in Foxborough

      • rkmarx

        I was thinking the exact opposite. Because he’s on a team that can threaten the Patriots this year, he WON’T be suspended this year.

  4. Daryl

    Chargers are 8-3, if they lose 8-4, & if chiefs win they’ll be 10-2, w/4 games to play they cannot clinch the division this wk!

    • Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

      You did see him shove and then kick a girl who was down on the ground, right? Just asking for a friend.

      • Pitches Love Velocity

        Oh you mean the gurl who shoved him 1st refused to leave and was verbally abusive?

      • Pitches Love Velocity

        Girls want equal rights they get equal lefts too. If it had been a dude acting that way nobody would have a problem with the results.

  5. Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

    Actually, maybe he was just trying to show Tyreke Hill how it’s done?

  6. thekingdom64

    I am strongly against hitting women under any circumstances but how do you expect someone to react after using a racial slur and hitting someone in the face while they are restrained by someone

    • Julio Franco's Birth Certificate

      I don’t know, sort of like a man by turning around, walking the other way and locking yourself in your hotel room and calling security and/or the police?

      But instead, Big Man Kareem decides to shove a girl to the ground and then kick her while she’s down? How people apologize for these morons who can’t control their violent impulses is beyond me.

    • The use of racial slurs is no excuse for violence, especially toward a woman… how this type of thinking amongst certain people in our culture/Country disgusts me.

    • jnastasi15

      Obviously it’s wrong to use certain words but maybe have some mental toughness and just ignore it. Or just say something back to her. Or maybe he’s just crying wolf and trying to defend his unspeakable actions.

  7. carlsarn

    Let’s here the facts before we make judgement. From the sounds of it she seems just as guilty. But he should know bettrr.

  8. joeyrocafella

    I believe this story says the woman pushed him first… How does that warrant a suspension? I tell my son that if someone hits him first he’s allowed to strike back if necessary

    • joeyrocafella

      My mistake, I read it wrong… He shoved her first… That DOES warrant a suspension and further action. Apologies

    • SoCalBrave

      so you tell your son that if a woman slaps him, he’s allowed to shove her to the ground and kick her? I highly doubt that.

  9. captainsalty

    Her dad should be suspended for letting her hang around with a bunch of hoodlums

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