Chiefs owner Clark Hunt “deeply disturbed” by Tyreek Hill audio

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Chiefs owner Clark Hunt met with reporters briefly Saturday afternoon, and like the rest of the world, said he was “deeply disturbed” by the Tyreek Hill audio which led to their star receiver’s banishment.

He didn’t elaborate much beyond the statement General Manager Brett Veach issued yesterday, citing the ongoing investigation into allegations Hill abused his 3-year-old son.

The Chiefs moved quickly to release running back Kareem Hunt last year when they realized he lied to them about his incident, and when asked about the difference with Hill, Hunt dodged.

“I’d just point out that Tyreek is not with the franchise right now and we’re going to go through the process, and as Brett said, we’ll make the right decision about Tyreek at the right time,” Hunt said, via Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star.

Hunt also said: “That audio was really among the first information we received of the investigation.” Which makes sense, since they never interviewed Hill about the incident.

Asked about the confidence he has in his people to do the due diligence on researching players, Hunt acknowledged there’s always a chance things go wrong.

“I think on any player that you bring into the organization, there’s some element of risk,” Hunt said. “Could be his playing ability, could be things that distract him off the field, as well as trouble they get into.

“That’s a risk that you take. It’s something that as a franchise, we have to be willing to own when it doesn’t go the right way. It’s something that I believe, and it’s something that Brett believes as well.”

They owned it quickly with Hunt. They’ve been less hasty this time, though they have told Hill not to report to any of their offseason activities while the investigation commences.

43 responses to “Chiefs owner Clark Hunt “deeply disturbed” by Tyreek Hill audio

  1. Some risk when you take a person who neat, and strangled his pregnant GF? Choking someone is attempted murder, and he should have served prison time.

  2. Do you suppose that maybe they’re being “less hasty this time” because the last time they took immediate action with hunt, another team benefited significantly with zero risk, and the chiefs received zero compensation for losing their player to another team?

  3. hawks1124 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Some risk when you take a person who neat, and strangled his pregnant GF? Choking someone is attempted murder, and he should have served prison time.
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    And he could have pressed charges on her for the same, since she attacked him first. Kareem Hunt was attacked by the girl in his hotel room before she was kicked out.
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    Both were in the wrong, but it’s not like they spontaneously blew up and hit someone.

    I’m in KC and believe Tyreek will never play for the Chiefs again.

  4. This reaction from Clark Hunt is woefully inadequate. The NFL, and sports in general, can’t tolerate this type of behavior from it’s players. If you haven’t seen the reaction from Mike Hunt, you should. Much more to the point. Hill is done. Get rid of him.

  5. Clark obviously dosen’t want to own it or Hill would be off the team already. If Hill didn’t have a previous violent abuse sure let the “process” work. But this is the 2nd one and this is involving a child. Words are hollow and damage control, actions are true reflections of character. I have lost all respect for Clark Hunt and the Chiefs. Who cares if we release him and another team picks him up for peanuts. If he does anything like this again then that is on the team that gives this guy a THIRD chance.

  6. Colts will obliterate these clowns in the playoffs on the way to the superbowl so never fear. The Colts will save the day.

  7. Hunt is a clown. There should be an enormous price to pay for that organization bringing thic turd to public life. His careere should have been over before it began

  8. Clark might be a case for her assaulting him first, but not if you believe the kids in the room, hotel manager or the DA.

    Hill was hitting on minors while at OSU, and threw his GF electronic devices out into the hallway before choking and beating her because he was caught.

    Hunt would have been fine except he got upset the girl turned down his sexual advances, kicked her out the party and when she refused to leave because his posse stole her phones sims card. When she confronted him she (a 110 pound teenager threw a punch), ouch poor guy /S. Had he called the cops at this point he would have been fine. Instead he ran back outside his hotel room, and tackled her to the ground before kicking her.

    Some great character KC.

  9. This is a bad look for the nfl and the chiefs. Especially the chiefs.

    “When the time is right???!”

    That was about this past thursday

  10. It is amazing how much KC doesn`t care especially with the affect on the NFL shield. Clearly Andy needs Hill to win and that is all that matters to him and Clark Hunt. Mahomes isn’t going to look very good with just Kelce and maybe if Watkins can actually show some talent. As enablers for woman beaters Reid and Dorsey should no longer be part of the NFL. Hill was a clear pos coming into the league, should have never been part of the NFL.

  11. No offense but seriously to all the bashers….so they interview the guy…do you think he is going to admit to an audio tape…if he even knew about it? This is not an enabler situation. SMH.

  12. Mr. Respectable’s organization has approved of Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt, where football traits obviously trumped character traits.

    “character, first of all, is a very important quality” …Clark Hunt.

    Hindsight is 20/20 but all this Clark Hunt jazz stinks the same as Goodell proclaiming his integrity with mere words.

  13. He’ll finish his career with one ring…because “former NFL star Tyreek Hill” has a great *ring* to it.

  14. hawks1124 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Some great character KC.

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    You can thank the “great” John Dorsey for the Hill and Hunt selections. And all of you that are bashing the Chiefs for not immediately releasing Hill might want to consider the fact that the Chiefs burned a 3rd round pick on Hunt, who was the NFL’s rushing champion in 2017, and received absolutely nothing in return when Dorsey and the Browns signed him weeks later, other than a gaping hole on their roster.

    These issues reside solely in the lap of Roger Goodell. If Goodell gives Hill a lifetime ban, then the Chiefs will release him. If Goodell doesn’t ban Hill, then the Chiefs will likely do what’s best for the Chiefs and trade him to a team that thinks they can handle the PR hit.

    Blame Goodell for the inaction, not the Chiefs, who’ve already been burned once, this year alone.

  15. cobrala2 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    Mr. Respectable’s organization has approved of Marcus Peters, Tyreek Hill, and Kareem Hunt, where football traits obviously trumped character traits.

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    So, which people in the Rams and Browns organization are you blaming for acquiring Peters and Hunt?

    And BTW, when has Marcus Peters been arrested or accused of a heinous crime?

  16. Clark Hunt did the right thing by cutting Kareem Hunt and you know what he got for it? Absolutely nothing. Then the Browns sign him a few months later, nobody says a peep, and the Chiefs get no compensation. Where is all the outrage against John Dorsey, Jimmy Haslam, and the Cleveland Browns?

  17. Former Chiefs GM John Dorsey drafted both Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill. Clark Hunt fired John Dorsey. Cleveland hired John Dorsey. John Dorsey signed Kareem Hunt after Clark Hunt made the decision to cut Kareem Hunt.

    But yes, let’s put this all on the Chiefs and Clark Hunt. SMDH

  18. thermanmerman99 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Colts will obliterate these clowns in the playoffs on the way to the superbowl so never fear. The Colts will save the day.

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    Yeah….go back and watch last season’s matchup

  19. If Roger wasn’t busy with the draft he’d tell Clark to sweep out the trash! Wait until next week!

  20. 😂😂😂😂 I’m disturbed they haven’t cut him! they are just looking for a way to get him out of it. They knew what he was about he choked and punched his pregnant gf before they drafted him stop the act kc!

  21. If he was so disturbed by this, he wouldn’t have just given a $100 million contract to a guy that beat his girlfriend to a pulp….

  22. Colts have more playoff wins in Arrowhead than the chiefs do so explain that SWFL. And don’t bring up the chiefs record in playoff games in Indianapolis, well actually please do bring it up. The ownage will resume this season

  23. I smell it already. They wont cut him. They will let the league suspend him for a year but they wont cut him

  24. A Colts fan is bragging about beating KC in the playoffs offs??? Now that’s funny!! Seriously, after the beating the Colts just endured this past season they must be as high as their owner.

  25. He’s not disturbed because of the audio. He’s only disturbed it got out. It’s just like the Ravens when they convinced Ray Rice’s girlfriend to say it was all her fault and act like it was no big deal…until the video surfaced. Same case here. They aren’t disturbed because of what he did. They are disturbed because they are trying to figure out a way to keep him on their team because he’s really good. They don’t care that he terrorized a three-year old child. They only care about what he can do for them on game day.

  26. thermanmerman99 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    Colts have more playoff wins in Arrowhead than the chiefs do so explain that SWFL. And don’t bring up the chiefs record in playoff games in Indianapolis, well actually please do bring it up. The ownage will resume this season

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    I’ll explain it: Peyton. And he is gone. Along with it are any hope of a Colts SB as not only can they not get by the Patriots but the can no longer get by KC either.

  27. Then do something about it Clark! Hold your GM and Head Coach accountable when selecting players with criminal pasts. This was once a proud, well respected franchise when your father was in charge.

  28. This is less about Hunt/Hill/Chiefs and more about Goodell. When they moved quickly to cut Kareem Hunt, I’m sure the team expected the league office to put him on the commissioner’s ineligible list.

    Allowing Dorsey to sign him quickly for no risk was a bad move by the shield.

  29. If you get rid of him, don’t just give him away for free like you did Kareem Hunt. Everyone already forgot about Hunt, so he’ll be playing football again pretty soon for a competitor. I never even hear a peep about Adrian Peterson anymore. What he did was ten times worse than Hill. Peterson plays in our nation’s capitol. Peterson played for the Vikings then the Saints, now the Redskins. Clark Hunt doesn’t own those three teams. All those teams pack their stadiums every Sunday. There aren’t 70,000 Clark Hunt’s in all those stadiums every Sunday. That’s us folks. That’s us. Here we are blaming Clark Hunt when we’re paying hard earned money to go see those guys every Sunday. There aren’t 70,000 Roger Goodell’s in every stadium either. That’s you and me.

  30. jeffz303 says:
    April 27, 2019 at 3:36 pm
    Former Chiefs GM John Dorsey drafted both Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill. Clark Hunt fired John Dorsey. Cleveland hired John Dorsey. John Dorsey signed Kareem Hunt after Clark Hunt made the decision to cut Kareem Hunt.

    But yes, let’s put this all on the Chiefs and Clark Hunt. SMDH

    ……………………….

    Sorry but Clark Hunt had to sign off on these players at the end of the day knowing the risk involved. Just like he just signed off on Frank Clark. Really hope that Frank Clark stays clean for Hunts sake!

  31. Any player that has documented history of violence against women or children in any regard should not be allowed to join the NFL period. This is the only way they will be able to discourage young upcoming players fromm this behavior and keep clean. All 32 NFL teams should have to cast a majority vote for any player being considered for a second chance prior to being drafted or signed.

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