Report: NFL investigating second incident in which Kareem Hunt punched a man

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Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is under investigation for more than one violent attack.

Hunt, who was cut by the Chiefs on Friday after video emerged of him punching and kicking a woman in February, is also being investigated by the NFL for an incident in which he punched a man in the face in June, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

If Hunt engaged in a second incident of violence in June, knowing that he was already under scrutiny for the incident in February, that would be the kind of repeat offense that the NFL says its personal conduct policy is designed to prevent. That could mean Hunt will eventually get suspended for more than six games, which the NFL has called the baseline suspension for such incidents.

It is unclear whether the police were involved in the June incident. There have been no reports of Hunt being arrested or facing charges.

But the NFL will suspend even players who aren’t arrested. And if Hunt committed two separate acts of violence, suffice to say he’s going to be suspended for a long time.

34 responses to “Report: NFL investigating second incident in which Kareem Hunt punched a man

  1. I had a friend like that. Nice guy but had impulse and anger control problems. Always getting in fights punching people. He grew out of it but not until his 30’s and a beat down. That’s what will set Hunt straight. One day he’ll punch the wrong dude or the wrong dudes sister, daughter, wife.

  2. NFL will suspend players even if they are falsely accused. I think it’s safe to say that Kareem Hunt is headed to the guillotine.

  3. generayburn78 says:
    December 2, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Lifetime ban. Plus 5 years.
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    Or you have to go play for the Jets.

  4. denverscott | Dec 2, 2018, 4:09 AM PST
    So nobody can punch nobody right?

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    If you’re past high school and you’re going around punching people, you either have a drinking problem, an anger issue or you’re just an emotionally immature AHole.

  5. Most people go to jail for these two recent incidents. But if you can run fast, cut on a dime, and jump really high, don’t worry about it. Do whatever you want. Hunt and Reuben foster are a sad commentary on our society and the state of pro sports. Is the NFL only acting on things if their is a video? It seems that way. Sad.

  6. Let’s not forget that there were at least two guys in the NFL last week, during a game, that were guilty of “punching a man in the face.” Caught on video, no less, since that’s the only time we really seem to give a rip about this stuff.

    Are we really putting Hunt to the fire on this second incident without details?

  7. carloswlassiter says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:02 am
    The NFL knew about these incidents months go, but they’re suddenly investigating now?
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    I have not read nor seen ANYWHERE that the NFL “Knew about” this other incident.

  8. denverscott says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:09 am
    So nobody can punch nobody right?
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    Right. I guess that would be nothing actually happened? “Nobody punched Nobody”……

  9. @denverscott….Of course you can punch a man in the face. You better make damn sure, though, that he swings at you first. Kicking a woman, though? It doesn’t get much lower than that.

  10. Its odd that suddenly these things from the oast come out of the woods right together like this. Regardless of the indicents the timing of them both suddenly coming one after the other smells fishy. Like there is other agenda afoot and the incidents are just tools.

  11. He’s a young man like all young men that made a mistake he should be given the opportunity to keep his line of work and change his ways ,this new way of kicking people to the curb because you made a mistake is more detrimental to society than giving a person a wake up call to check themselves !

  12. NFL seems quick to release that they knew about the June incident. Probably figured they better get it out there before TMZ makes them look dumb again!

  13. Anyone besides me wonder why he went to Toledo instead of a Big Ten school ? My guess is something has been going on for a long time with this guy.

  14. @carloswlassiter says:
    December 2, 2018 at 7:02 am
    The NFL knew about these incidents months go, but they’re suddenly investigating now?
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    The league and team stated they investigated it back then. Chiefs stated when asked about it, Hunt lied to team officials. So, the answer to your question is they already had an investigation but the video added urgency. Friday was not the first time it was investigated.

  15. Funny how this incident comes out right after the report of the altercation with the women. This is a clear case of the NFL piling on in an attempt to justify their initial almost-a-year-delayed-and-only-after-video-is-released response. “It wasn’t just this one instance of violence, but a pattern” they might say.

  16. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    December 2, 2018 at 8:44 am
    He’s a young man like all young men that made a mistake he should be given the opportunity to keep his line of work and change his ways ,this new way of kicking people to the curb because you made a mistake is more detrimental to society than giving a person a wake up call to check themselves !

    I would tend to agree if this were a guy working at “regular” job. He was fortunate enough to be gifted with talents, which he certainly honed, but he does not “deserve” to be in the NFL. That’s earned. So he’s not been kicked to the curb as you put it, rather kicked out of his ivory tower. Welcome back to where the rest of us make a living and take care of our families earning each year about what you take home in 2 weeks. The NFL is not a path to vocational equality for minorities. It’s a fantasy world wit a very short half life.

  17. It seems rather odd that a second incident has popped up, just 24 hours after the video was released from another incident? Neither of the alleged incidents happened recently. If there were pending court cases, it would be a different situation, but making a determination of what really happened, if anything illegal at all, is going to be very difficult, and most likely condemning to Mr. Hunt, as everybody likes a good witch burning….The young man should have really made some better decisions.

  18. bigdansinput says:
    December 2, 2018 at 9:36 am
    It seems rather odd that a second incident has popped up, just 24 hours after the video was released from another incident? Neither of the alleged incidents happened recently. If there were pending court cases, it would be a different situation, but making a determination of what really happened, if anything illegal at all, is going to be very difficult, and most likely condemning to Mr. Hunt, as everybody likes a good witch burning….The young man should have really made some better decisions.

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    We dont even know that he made the second bad decision. Its just unsubstantiated noise at this stage. As much as I see folks eager to pile on I would warn against piling on untilit gets some substance behind it.

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