Former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt faces an unknown future in the NFL after video surfaced of him striking a woman in Cleveland in February. The Chiefs cut him loose, the NFL placed him on the Commissioner’s Exempt list, and it’s uncertain when he’ll ever see a field again.
A new report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport suggests that Hunt’s self-inflicted problems could get worse before they get better. Rapoport reported early Sunday morning that the NFL is investigating a June incident in which Hunt allegedly punched a man in the face in June at an Ohio resort.
The NFL took heavy criticism for its inability to obtain the video from the February incident, even though TMZ was able to do so. NFL officials claimed that they had made the request for the video from the hotel, but the hotel refused to release it except to law enforcement.
Hunt could be facing far more than the standard six-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s conduct policy. The suspension does not begin while Hunt is on the exempt list, so Hunt could be away from the field well into the 2019 season.
Hunt apologized in an initial statement: “I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.” It remains to be seen if he’ll get that chance.
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