Bears Speak With Kareem Hunt

Bears head coach Matt Nagy recently spoke with former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (Twitter link via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune). Nagy says the call was primarily to “check in on him as a person,” so the Bears aren’t necessarily looking at him as a free agent target. However, the two men have a relationship dating back to their time together in Kansas City and it may be a situation worth monitoring. 

[We had] a good conversation,” he said. “It’s an unfortunate situation (and) learning lesson for everybody.”

Nagy added that he believes in giving people second chances, but not third chances. That may be a reference to Hunt’s spotty off-the-field track record, which includes accusations of violence before and after his infamous brawl from February in which he appears to be kicking a woman in a hotel corridor.

Pressed with questions about Hunt, GM Ryan Pace was quick to put some distance between the team and the embattled RB. Pace says the Bears are “not even close to” the point of pursuing a deal with Hunt (Twitter link via Campbell).

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    • Pitches Love Velocity

      Bears head coach Matt Nagy recently spoke with former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (Twitter link via Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune). Nagy says the call was primarily to “check in on him as a person,” so the Bears aren’t necessarily looking at him as a free agent target.

      Yeah 100% it wasn’t JUST a check on him as a person lol. Having been in nagys offense in KC no doubt they talked about ways to repair his image and him coming to Chicago.

    • justinept

      Not at all clickbait. This was said during the Bears end of season press conference. It wasn’t some off the cuff remark, and listening to the press conference live on the radio- Nagy certainly made it seem like Hunt was on his radar. That’s why Pace had to interject. Still, these comments have been picked at all day on Chicago sports radio.

      • Rondon

        It absolutely is click bait. Nagy speaking with Hunt is not the same as “the Bears speak” with Hunt. Totally misleading title.

  1. leprechaun

    I will personally pick him up and the airport and arrange for full time security to watch over him 24 hours a day. Everyone deserves a second chance in life especially great running backs on a team that needs a 3 down RB.

    • TheTruth12

      I wish I could downvote you more than once. What sane person would want a known woman beater on their team? If Ray Rice didn’t get another chance no chance this guy will/should. Look at the backlash the Redskins got for Foster and there wasn’t a video of him beating a woman the backlash for any team dumb enough to sign Hunt will be way worse.

      • kenleyfornia2

        He ain’t a woman beater. Its ok for a girl to attack him and he cant retaliate? Joe Mixons incident was way worse.

        • TJECK109

          Most ignorant statement ever made about domestic violence. I guess he needed to keep retaliating when she was knocked down and he decided to kick her. You should be booted for your ignorance

          • kenleyfornia2

            You dont even know what domestic violence is if you think what Hunt did is that. It was a fight and yes there is a diffrence. And she completely flopped in that video too if you watched it. He deserves a suspension 100%. But to think he should never play football again is downright dumb. So sick of people like you trying to play moral police. He will get whatever legal and NFL punishment he deserves, but the man is allowed to make a living

            • TJECK109

              You do know domestic violence can be physical and/or emotional right? Hunt had the right to protect himself but once he crossed the line of taking it from being the victim to the aggressive party it’s a crime. And again I’ve never said he shouldn’t play football again.

            • TJECK109

              Should really read up on laws before you try to puff out your chest and try to school someone on them.

              • Pitches Love Velocity

                Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

                Assault =/= domestic violence.

              • HappyinBeanTown

                I am actually quite aware of the laws as they pertain to this situation and i will stand by what i said it wasn’t domestic violence it was an assault which yes is a crime as well but it certainly wasn’t domestic violence

            • TrollHunter

              Everyone keeps freaking out about the kick! It wasn’t that bad. He clearly didn’t kick her with force, he just wanted to tip her over. The kick was more about embarrassment than inflicting pain.

          • HappyinBeanTown

            Assault maybe domestic violence definitely not…Look up the definition Hunts victim doesn’t meet the criteria for it to be considered domestic violence so like I said it’s an assault. Hitting a woman isn’t what makes it domestic violence same as assault isn’t broken down to assault on a woman or man…in fact many domestic violence cases involve 2 men be it brother vs brother father vs son male roommate vs male roommate…once you read the definition this long rant will make more sense I’m sure

      • Pitches Love Velocity

        He kicked a girl who instigated things physically and verbally. He shouldn’t of kicked her but saying he’s a woman beater is far fetched and has no truth to it. You might be thinking of Reuben foster.

          • Pitches Love Velocity

            Assault is a crime. He assaulted her. He didnt commit domestic violence. Seriously. Does nobody know the difference?

            Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

            • TJECK109

              You are correct. I was under the impression they had an ongoing relationship and she refused to have sex with him and a friend

              • HappyinBeanTown

                My understanding is she was with a random group of ladies it was a first time encounter and the group of ladies were underage and were asked to leave and it escalated from there…there were reports that the victim had turned down one of Hunts friends at the party…none of us will ever know what lead up to the assault but it very clearly wasn’t DV

          • TrollHunter

            Yes domestic violence is domestic violence, but this wasn’t domestic violence! It’s called assault, and the girl should be charged also!

        • Steven Juris

          All he had to do was call security. Of course this wasn’t the first time he beat somebody up either. He has at least 2 other incidents.

          • TrollHunter

            I really don’t have a problem with someone fighting! Yes it should be illegal and yes there should be consequences. All that being said, I remember the days when two people would fight to settle a dispute, instead of shooting up a house or street full of people.

      • justinept

        People say this. But it isn’t true. Not everyone deserves a second chance. Most people deserve the opportunity to earn a Second chance. But that’s it. You don’t give people a second chance unless they’ve proven worthy of one.

        I constantly think of Vick. The first thing the guy did when he was released from prison Was to voluntarily Seek out PETA and to Offer any volunteer help they wanted/needed. It wasn’t a term of his parole. He chose todo this on his own. And he has quietly – without much, if any, publicity volunteered with them ever Since.

        When Hunt does something to try and redeem himself, then – and only then – would I think he deserved a second chance.

  2. leprechaun

    Trust me some team will sign him so it might as well be the Bears. As for Rice he was older and finished up and in case you forgot it was on video go google it on you tube.
    Your last point as for Foster it’s been forgotten and he has now been cleared because she dropped the charges.

      • kenleyfornia2

        She dropped the chargers so that screams he shouldn’t be allowed to play anymore.

        • TrollHunter

          Really! Please tell me your not referring to that BS fight at the bowling alley before he was a pro?

          That over a bunch of racist POS’s! I got exactly zero problem with what happened there!

          AI been retired for years now and people still trying to tear him down! Your sad man! Sad!

  3. TJECK109

    I really don’t know why this site allows people to leave comments on stories like this. People are constantly ignorant to the law and domestic violence.

    • kenleyfornia2

      No your just trying to be a vigilante with your moral police garbage. The law doesn’t state anywhere that you can’t play in the NFL again for getting into a fight.

      • TJECK109

        Sorry you don’t have morals. I never said someone shouldn’t play in the NFL anymore. But what I have said is that a crime is a crime and domestic violence is domestic violence. It’s ignorant comments like “well she attacked him first” or the “charges were dropped” that I take exception to. It smacks of total ignorance to the law. Let them play but they shouldn’t be allowed to be above the law. Wonder if any poster would have a job if their employer saw footage of them doing the same thing these players did.

        • Pitches Love Velocity

          Dude you have no idea what domestic violence is. Youre tossing out a phrase thinking you know what it means and have 0 clue. To be domestic violence he would of have to be in an intimate relationship like marriage life partner whatever. Some flousy you meet on the street or club you hit its assault not domestic violence.

          You’re embarassing yourself by attacking others when a simple google search would educate you on what domestic violence is.

          Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

          • TJECK109

            Did you get that from Siri? And if you claim to be right does that make him any less of a criminal?

            • Pitches Love Velocity

              Ok hes a criminal whats your point? He didnt vomit domestic violence. So who cares if he’s a criminal. Josh Gordon got busted for weed and hard core drugs also a criminal. What’s your point? Criminals shouldnt be in the NFL? Dante Stallworth killed a dude Vick killed dogs.

        • kenleyfornia2

          She did attack him first lol. Fosters charges were dropped.? What are you arguing for then. I agree they should be punished.

        • TrollHunter

          See this is what you don’t get. You want to compare athletes to regular people, and they aren’t.

          If Joe Shmo did what Hunt or Rice did, it wouldn’t matter! Because guess what Joe Shmos do these things all the time! No one cares because they are nobody’s.

          If I beat my wife or kids and get caught, I’ll still keep my job! As long as the legal outcome doesn’t prevent me from showing up for work. There could be video evidence of the entire crime, but it won’t matter to my job or community because I’m a nobody.

          So yes famous people get out of trouble easier because of money, but the trouble they get into is always magnified by their fame. It’s a double edged sword!

    • Pitches Love Velocity

      Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

  4. RockHauler

    Just a clarification to people who are accusing Hunt of ‘Domestic’ violence in this incident. Domestic violence is when it involves people in a relationship of some sorts, wether in the present or the past. He was not in or never was in a relationship with this woman, she was a guest at a party.
    What he is guilty of is violence against a woman. Both are bad and unacceptable. Just wanted to clear things up.

  5. Ironman_4life

    Instead of having a giant Internet argument just ask yourself this. Would you take the dude right now on your team?

    • TJECK109

      People would because it’s not as bad as what they’ve seen in the past and that’s how it’s justified

      • kenleyfornia2

        “I didn’t argue he should never play again” . Sure looks that way….

    • tsolid

      If people don’t mind having Roethlisberger, Tyreek Hill on their team, then why should they mind having Hunt On their team?? NO… I’m not condoning what he did, just answering the question posed.

  6. crosseyedlemon

    Been a Bears fan since the start of the 60s and I’d be totally shocked if Virginia McCaskey gave Ryan Pace the green light to acquire Hunt.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Rather pointless to go around planting seeds when you haven’t the authority to sign contracts. Nagy should focus on making Trubisky better and leave the roster moves to the GM.

  7. crosseyedlemon

    “Nagy added that he believes in giving people second chances, but not third chances.”

    Of course this rule ^^^ doesn’t apply to bad kickers.

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