Report: Chiefs send Kareem Hunt home after video emerges

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Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was sent home from practice shortly after a video showing him pushing and kicking a woman was published.

Hunt was at the facility but was told to leave when the Chiefs became aware of the video, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports.

The NFL could put Hunt on the Commissioner Exempt list, as is often done when a player is accused of domestic violence. That would mean Hunt would not participate in practices or play in games but would still get paid.

The incident with Hunt and the woman was investigated by the police and reported in the media in February, and no charges were brought. The presence of video, however, may result in the NFL and the Chiefs acting now, when they didn’t act nine months ago.

139 responses to “Report: Chiefs send Kareem Hunt home after video emerges

  1. Something about prolific running backs wearing the number 27 for the Chiefs who are also woman-beaters. Doesn’t make it any more palatable, but I don’t believe this counts as ‘domestic violence’….more like beating on a random woman violence.

  2. Complete BS. The Chiefs knew of the incident in Feb. They were fine turning a blind eye prior to a video being released. Now all of a sudden they are taking a stand. They need to be penalized as an organization just as much as Hunt.

  3. How are you gonna let this go all year if your the team and NFL but now that its surfaced you wanna act? Thats what should make people amgry

  4. Maybe they “didn’t act nine months ago” because, based on the police investigation, there’s more to it than PFT or anyone knows? Stop with the assumptions.

  5. Too bad the league has to waste so much time babysitting these overpaid guys who don’t have a clue. Kick them out for good…. wait I guess Adrian Peterson is still playing…

  6. Apparently a graduate of the Ray Rice Scool of Chivalry… what a complete and utter piece of garbage.

  7. “may result in the NFL and the Chiefs acting now, when they didn’t act nine months ago.”

    The Chiefs wont do anything.
    They really don’t care about DV.
    Just ask Tyreek Hill..

  8. The Chiefs drafted Tyreke Hill and his domestic violence incident in college is so, so much worse than the video we just saw of Kareem Hunt.

    No matter what punishment Hunt gets (and he may deserve it), the Chiefs are just making a P.R. move by sending him home.

  9. So if this was a video of a drink 19 year old dude provoking hunt and punching him in the face and then hunt shoved and kicked him would this be a story? Because in the eyes of the law the gender of this person makes no difference. This isn’t domestic violence, or aggravated assault or ray rice. This is one drunk idiot fighting another drunk idiot. A misdemeanor. Hunt will likely be suspended and should be but to compare this to ray rice or be demanding years long suspensions or banning forever is beyond ridiculous.

  10. Did you watch the video? Pretty Mild to be “outcasting” the guy. Also pretty bad look on the Chiefs to try and save face when a video shows up. Shoulda stood by their guy and told the backstory and why they’ve stood by him all year.

  11. Lol all these idiots on here saying Hunt is gone, bye bye, he’s done and Rueben Foster got arrested how many times for domestic violence and he’s still on an NFL roster. Maybe you should just wait and hear what really happened and why the police didn’t arrest anyone. I understand most of you support a team that sucks and you take Glee anytime a player from an opposing team runs into trouble but ask yourself what would you do if some crazy drunk woman crashed your party, refused to leave, started fights with your guests then spit on you called you the N word and physically attacked you? Sounds to me like she needed a boot in her ass.

  12. The NFL and rightfully so will be taking a good bit of heat on their handling of this. I think the media including PFT should also be taking heat. The media has also known about this since February and there was little to no updates or questioning of the NFL about what they were going to do. There were no weekly updates. Why weren’t they asking if and when the NFL was going to get any available video? The people expect the media to hold those in power accountable and they absolutely did not. Please do not act like the NFL only should be embarrassed that another Ray Rice like incident has gone unpunished. The media should also be embarrassed they did next to nothing.

  13. Really Hunt as really thought you were better than this. Hope however he can get help and counseling before he is a football player. He needs to be a human being.

  14. Sad that when I see “no charges were brought” I automatically think “big dollars were paid”. So, yeah, NFL needs to act if there is video of him pushing and kicking someone.

  15. The Chiefs/League will not do anything till after this week. They’re playing the Raiders in Oakland. Need to put a 50+ burger on Gruden and his scrubs first. Then suspend him…or whatever. The NFL has priorities, man…

  16. The 2008 Giants had their Plaxico, 10 years later the Chiefs have the Kareem. This is how seasons implode.
    I believe that a lot of this stuff is blown out of proportion….but once the media gets hold of it the piper has to be paid.

  17. RogerThat! says:

    Drizzle Drazzle Drozzle Drome, time for this one to go home.

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    The Replacements – ‘Hold My Life’ Nice.

  18. truthprofessor says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm
    Why is it always like nothing ever happened, UNTIL there is video?

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    Because the NFL and it’s teams are a soulless institution that would rather bury it’s collective heads in the sand and feign ignorance rather than discipline a star player. Nobody with half a brain will ever believe that the Chiefs learned about this incident or the existence of video just today.

  19. And just like that the Patriots take the #1 playoffs seed. Hunt is an integral part of the Chiefs offense.

  20. 2vm3jq1 says:
    “Something about prolific running backs wearing the number 27 for the Chiefs who are also woman-beaters. Doesn’t make it any more palatable, but I don’t believe this counts as ‘domestic violence’….more like beating on a random woman violence.”

    Didn’t Ray Rice wear #27?

  21. This is getting out of hand. This isn’t about Kareem Hunt, Reuben Foster, or Ray Rice. This is about the NFL’s failure at decency and inability to learn from its mistakes.

    Second chances are one thing and I’m sure most would agree with that but it has to run properly and there must be consequences. I don’t see how he could suit up Sunday or at any point in the rest of this season for that matter.

    First time offenders, suspend them for one year without pay. Second time, ban them for life.

  22. People really need to lookup what domestic violence is. This is not that and by comparing the two or using that term in this situation you are doing domestic violence victims and situations a disservice with your ignorance.

  23. Andy Reid doesn’t run the ball anyway in the playoffs…….so it’s as if he’s not there anyway….

  24. I watched the video and it was nothing!! He wasent arrested for a reason. Even the hotel said this woman came in multiple times before and cause problems. clearly just a money grab situation

  25. >>The NFL could put Hunt on the Commissioner Exempt list, as is often done when a player is accused of domestic violence. That would mean Hunt would not participate in practices or play in games but would still get paid.<<

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    How does that punish him? It's the team who gets punished by not having him play, while he's munching popcorn and watching the games at home with full pay.

  26. But it’s a player on the Chiefs. It’s not like he’s a player on….oh….I don’t know…..that team up north from the NFL Office….. Nothing to see here. It’s all good. We have lots of money on the table for that Tecmo Bowl game we have planned….stop trying to make sense.

  27. People here seem to be outraged, and rightly so. Can anyone explain to me then why it seems to be ok to whip your four-year old child bloody?

  28. My issue is, that I assume the police and/or district attorney have seen this video…..AND DONE NOTHING! Yet a pro sports league (or any employer for that matter) is supposed to have a greater responsibility to deal with these scumbags?

  29. koolaid69 says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    How can a man defend himself from a woman?
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    I know hey?

    What, just let women beat on guys?
    Makes no sense.

  30. Even more proof that the Zeke railroading was just part of the show. This guy (Hunt) provably assaulted a woman. The police report of the Zeke “incident” clearly showed that the woman intended to get back at Zeke in an extremely evil way, and try to extort a large sum of cash from him.

    My money is on the Zeke suspension (6 games) being far worse.

  31. I don’t think it is the league’s job to babysit these people. Throw the overpaid guy out… but wait Adrian Peterson is still allowed to play..lol Time to get rid of all these players that do things like this.

  32. So pushing an adult whom you want to leave your room, but who refuses to leave, and assaults you, and calls you the n-word, is bad…

    …but hitting children is OK.

    If you believe that, you’re a hypocrite.

    Domestic violence is bad, but this isn’t that. At some point adults have to be held responsible for their actions in initiating violent situations, and that means this woman and her friends.

  33. ncfloyd says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    The NFL and rightfully so will be taking a good bit of heat on their handling of this. I think the media including PFT should also be taking heat. The media has also known about this since February and there was little to no updates or questioning of the NFL about what they were going to do. There were no weekly updates. Why weren’t they asking if and when the NFL was going to get any available video? The people expect the media to hold those in power accountable and they absolutely did not. Please do not act like the NFL only should be embarrassed that another Ray Rice like incident has gone unpunished. The media should also be embarrassed they did next to nothing.

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    Gonna have to give the media a pass here, they’ve been pretty busy with Trump.

  34. What’s on the video is very bad. Hunt needs to be suspended right away or at the least have his playing privileges taken away immediately until their “investigation” is complete.

    There should be no delay in doing this…

  35. nelly837 says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    Lol all these idiots on here saying Hunt is gone, bye bye, he’s done and Rueben Foster got arrested how many times for domestic violence and he’s still on an NFL roster…………………………..

    He isn’t playing nor sniffing the field. Your babbling and lack of knowledge or common sense makes you part if the problem.

  36. I don’t see how he escapes pretty significant league punishment. I realize neither side is totally innocent here, but he really is out of control. And if someone hadn’t partially held him back, it might have been worse. An ugly scene.

  37. Nobody gonna talk about Tyreke Hill assaulting his pregnant girlfriend? Really? That wasn’t a big deal because there wasn’t a video?

  38. He won’t get cut. If he was a nobody he would but since he’s good enough and on a rookie contract no chance that happens. If he got cut there would be teams lining up to get him. Not trying to be a defender of him but that’s reality

  39. First of all, I’m not a Patriots fan. However, I can’t help but wonder how a situation like this can be “swept under the rug” when it first became known by the NFL in February but a couple of years ago player “allegedly” deflated footballs and it immediately becomes headlines news. It just doesn’t make any sense.

  40. Unacceptable but let’s not pretend this doesn’t happen in your workplace it just doesn’t make the news. My father taught me if I ever laid hands on a woman he would have no problem laying hands on me

  41. He’s my starting RB on my Fantasy Team, but if this is true, they should suspend him right now and all of next year.

  42. Really bad optics. Clark Hunt is a very powerful owner, but he might not be powerful enough to keep Kareem on the field.

  43. Like Bill Burr said, ‘you CAN have a REASON to hit a woman, but you CAN’T hit a woman.

    It’s called self control. Some of these idiot athlete divas should look into this concept.

  44. This underage girl probably had everything she got coming to her, but the smart move would have been to call hotel security and have her escorted out. Or better, have a security guy with you at all times.

  45. Could it be a case where the woman sees this as an opportunity to “cash in”?? I guess we should wait for the whole story to come out..

  46. Anyone claiming he was ‘just defending himself from a violent woman – he’s a professional athlete surrounded by his friends and could have walked back to his room and locked the door at any time.

    Instead he choose to repeatedly escalate the situation. There’s no defense for that.

  47. After viewing the video, this is a disgrace to Kareem Hunt, the KC Chiefs organization, the National Football League and the police investigating this incident. Should be a 1 year suspension from the football field and felony charges.

  48. Meh. None of this is okay, but if ever someone was trying to start a fight, it’s this lady. He pushed the guy in front of her and he fell into her. The kick is unacceptable, but not close to Ray Rice level. It’s pretty obvious from the video why charges weren’t pressed.

    This is closer to the Dante Fowler suspension than Ray Rice. Everyone, men and women, please refrain from starting fights if you’re too small to actually fight.

  49. This is a good opportunity for the Chiefs to realize they should’ve done the right thing then as he’s now done for the year, how incredibly stupid.

  50. The worst thing that happened to her was when his friend fell into her. I’ll say that he probably didn’t need to give her that little kick at the end.

  51. Who knows what happens here but I would be willing to bet that the Redskins cut Reuben Foster loose. And how ironic is it that the Redskins amd Chiefs have a domestic assault issue to deal with?

  52. After viewing the video, this is a disgrace to Kareem Hunt, the KC Chiefs organization, the National Football League and the police investigating this incident. Should be a 1 year suspension from the football field and felony charges
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    One year suspension based on what? What are you using as a precedent for one year? And what felony should he be charged with? Because there is nothing beyond a misdemeanor on that video and if anything both parties would be charged with the same thing.

  53. What about Tyeek Hill, he punched a pregnant girl in the stomach and choked her.

    The Chiefs should lose draft picks for signing there cowards.

  54. thisisastupidusername says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    Welp, I guess we’ll be seeing those “No More” commercials again.
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    Maybe not. They got rid of the domestic assault liaison lady earlier this year after she got mad they were doing nothing.

  55. Do we know what was said in the hallway? It appears to me that Hunt seemed pretty calmed until the girl started saying something to him. And as a white make,if I said the N word to an African American then I would expect to get the same reaction thrown my way. No matter if it was a woman or a man. The use of that word is a sign of hate and alcohol just escalates situation

  56. These men who make a living being violent are easily baited by women looking for a payday. Will they never learn?

  57. For the mouth breathers in the crowd (most of you) this isn’t in any way DV. Know the difference or keep your yap shut.

  58. J K says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    So if this was a video of a drink 19 year old dude provoking hunt and punching him in the face and then hunt shoved and kicked him would this be a story? Because in the eyes of the law the gender of this person makes no difference. This isn’t domestic violence, or aggravated assault or ray rice. This is one drunk idiot fighting another drunk idiot. A misdemeanor. Hunt will likely be suspended and should be but to compare this to ray rice or be demanding years long suspensions or banning forever is beyond ridiculous.

    Well, I do agree with you that Hunt will likely be suspended. I agree that calls for some draconian suspensions like years or lifetime bans are ridiculous as well.

  59. Looks like Hunt had a lot of friends trying to keep him from making a bad decision. If he stayed in the hotel room after going inside, maybe he gets the benefit of the doubt. He decided to escalate the situation.

  60. Honestly anyone saying they are shocked by this must be a hermit and never gone to a bar in their life. This is absolutely nothing on the grand scheme of post 2 am drunken nonsense the last goes on. If the cops prosecuted this the court the judge would laugh at them and be pissed they are wasting judicial resources. The kick isnt a great look but pretty tame all things considered.

  61. Why would anyone see this video before the leak? There were no arrests, so nobody beside the police and the hotel have a right to this video, no?
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    No.
    The NFL should have investigated it, and the victim has a right to it as well. Pretty sure the front desk clerk in question is going to be fired as well.

  62. derekgorgonstar says:

    Nobody gonna talk about Tyreke Hill assaulting his pregnant girlfriend? Really? That wasn’t a big deal because there wasn’t a video?
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    The only reason Adrian Peterson is playing is because there was no video of him bloodying the front and back of his childs legs all up and down while leaves were stuffed in his mouth.

  63. Wow.. and he wore the same jersey as another Chiefs RB.. Larry Johnson..!! Someone known to rough up on women..

  64. Well, at least he didn’t kneel during the National Anthem! Otherwise he may have been kicked out of the NFL immediately. He only assaulted a woman. He will be playing again in no time.

  65. koolaid69 says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    How can a man defend himself from a woman
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    Wow. Tough question. How about these ideas:

    1. He could leave.
    2. He could go into his hotel room and lock the door.
    3. He could call security.

  66. J K says:
    November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    So if this was a video of a drink 19 year old dude provoking hunt and punching him in the face and then hunt shoved and kicked him would this be a story? Because in the eyes of the law the gender of this person makes no difference.

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    This is a 200lb professional football player vs 100lb woman. The male equivalency wouldn’t be a 19 year old, it would be a 13 year old (6th grader). Size matters.

  67. So now we are so soft as a country that we believe this is something he should be kicked out of the league for? Sorry, I saw what Rice did and Kracken did.. Those were horrible deeds warranting year long suspensions etc… but what I saw in the video was barely worth misdemeanor charges. A suspension for a few games and back on the field. Dude pushed her and then kicked her.. that sounds bad until you see the video. I did not see any point where he could have caused any serious injury.

  68. Your Comment Will Be Deleted says
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    Wow. nice comment! “he didn’t draw blood! he didn’t knock her out cold! So what’s the big deal? Wow ‘merica is soft!” Uh, it doesn’t just ‘sound bad’ that he ‘pushed her and then kicked her’, it actually looks bad.

    Good grief.

  69. And thanks for altering the outcome of everybody’s fantasy league as well.
    Its one thing after another. Rice, AP, Bell’s no-show just to name a few.
    Yes we feel bad for the victims too, but we are sick of these few idiots ruining everybody’s leagues.
    LM’s are tired of asking folks for money yearly and having this stuff happen over and over.

  70. Lots of posts here where people are more concerned about the Chief’s playoff run than they are about Hunt kicking this woman while she’s still on the floor. Pretty sad. Why was he allowed to play all this time when this was a known fact? The NFL still hasn’t figured out how to handle players who hit women.

  71. If the Chiefs saw this video earlier this year and didn’t suspend Hunt, the whole organization should be suspended for the rest of the year. This is ridiculous.

  72. Pretty much everyone here should be ashamed of themselves. I hate the chiefs and I don’t think hunt did anything wrong. If that was another man, we’d be celebrating hunt’s self control. But because it’s a woman, she can say and do whatever she wants with no repercussions and he has no right to defend himself. Or maybe we’re focusing on the wrong thing here. Maybe because it’s a WHITE woman, she can do and say anything she wants to a Black man.

  73. I don’t think any man or woman should hit each other, but she punched him in the face first and kept going after him. In fact another person tried to restrain her and she pushed hit them as well. This is mutual combat. Not Hunt beating a woman. It takes two to tango and she did her part. Listen if you are a woman and you attack someone you deserve to get it back. Its called equal rights! Something you fought very hard to achieve!!

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