Kareem Hunt could pound the rock but he also appears to have a tendency to pound women and the latter may have punctured the Super Bowl dreams of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs quickly moved to release their star running back after a video emerged of a February confrontation at a Cleveland hotel that shows Hunt physically assaulting a woman.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell moved with lightning speed to nip what would have been another massive public relations debacle in the bud rather than have the #MeToo fanatics reigniting the culture war that has plagued the league for the last two years.
Shortly after the incriminating video of Hunt was unleashed by TMZ, Hunt ended up on the “Commissioner’s Exempt List” and rather than deal with the distraction of the ensuing media circus, the Chiefs cut the man who was arguably the key cog in an offensive machine with legitimate championship aspirations. Now they will have to find a way to replace Hunt who already has 14 touchdowns and was on a record pace.
KC Chiefs Running Back Kareem Hunt Brutalizes and Kicks Woman in Hotel Video https://t.co/VjU0k6b7aq
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 1, 2018
The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt, a decision that came after video surfaced earlier Friday that showed him shoving and kicking a woman in February.
The team announced the move Friday night. Minutes earlier, the NFL had announced that Hunt, 23, had been put on the commissioner’s exempt list.
“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”
NFL ratings had just began to come back after the disastrous Kaepernick-national anthem fiasco and the last thing that Goodell needed was a reminder of how tolerant that the league had been in the past when it came to woman abusing thugs.
As for Chiefs fans? Sucks for you but hey, enjoy those #27 jersey burning parties.