Kareem Hunt admits he hadn’t told the Chiefs the whole story

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When a video emerged in late November 2018 of then-Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt pushing and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel nine months earlier, the Chiefs moved quickly to cut Hunt — reportedly because Hunt had lied to the Chiefs about the incident. Speaking to reporters for the first time since joining the Browns, Hunt admitted (eventually) that he didn’t tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to the team that drafted him in 2017.

I tried to tell them as much as possible,” Hunt initially said, via the Kansas City Star. It quickly became clear that he didn’t tell them enough, especially in light of what the video showed.

“I just told them what I knew at the time, and when the video came out, it was like me seeing it too for the first time, too. It was so long ago, so they felt like I lied, so it’s all right,” Hunt said.

And Hunt then added this: “I didn’t tell them everything, so I really take it as I kind of did.”

It’s unclear what the Chiefs would have done if Hunt had admitted the February 2018 misconduct when first asked about it. If Hunt’s second chance results in his second NFL rushing title (his first came as a rookie in Kansas City), the Chiefs may regret that they didn’t ensure that Hunt’s second chance would come with the team that drafted him.

14 responses to “Kareem Hunt admits he hadn’t told the Chiefs the whole story

  1. Translation: I told them what I thought I could get away with.

    I don’t always remember the details of every aspect of my life. But I’m pretty sure I’d remember if I was outright physical with someone.

  2. It’s a shame when such great physical athletic ability goes unfulfilled due to an innercranial vacuum.

  3. This guy just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t seem to think he did anything wrong. He’s only paying lip service to people so he can get a big paycheck. I have nothing against someone getting a second chance but at some point he needs to be quiet and prove he deserves one. Saying ridiculous things like this doesn’t help his case. I’m sure his agent is beating his own head against the wall after this. It’ll probably take him a full day to talk some sense into Hunt’s head….but it’ll only go in one ear and out the other.

  4. Whether you agree with Hunt or not, it’s hard to argue the Chiefs stood a much better chance against the Patriots in the AFCCG with him in the lineup. So it’s safe to say Chiefs knee jerk reaction to release Hunt, cost them the SB.

  5. Both Hunt and the Chiefs were at fault, him for lying and the Chiefs for not investigating.

    They clearly didn’t want to know.

  6. With everything coming out between Hunt & Hill, the Chiefs did the right thing getting rid of Hunt. He lied by omitting the truth. With Hill, he should have been cut by now. Don’t ruin your franchise with talented players. The same ego that makes these men great at their job lead to them not being humble with the understanding that every kid dreams of what they are doing and whether they want to be are role models.

  7. kurdishpats1 says:
    May 16, 2019 at 10:38 am
    “I didn’t tell them everything, so I really take it as I kind of did.”

    What?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“

    He’s saying “I really take it as I kind of did [lie to them].”

  8. whenwilliteverend says:
    May 16, 2019 at 11:38 am

    This guy just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t seem to think he did anything wrong. He’s only paying lip service to people so he can get a big paycheck. I have nothing against someone getting a second chance but at some point he needs to be quiet and prove he deserves one. Saying ridiculous things like this doesn’t help his case. I’m sure his agent is beating his own head against the wall after this. It’ll probably take him a full day to talk some sense into Hunt’s head….but it’ll only go in one ear and out the other.

    The press literally only asked him about that situation. A 5+ minute press conference and not a single question about football. I also believe in second chances, and he is certainly getting one, but these reporters kept asking the same questions, phrased slightly differently, over and over like they were trying to get him to slip up. I thought he actually remained pretty poised and even keeled throughout.

  9. “the Chiefs may regret that they didn’t ensure that Hunt’s second chance would come with the team that drafted him.”

    From the same people who think they should cut Hill before the whole story has been told. Just because the accusations are ugly, it doesn’t change the fact that steps need to be followed before action is taken.

  10. I still haven’t seen the whole video, and the events that led up to the short video clip that went public. If I did, I might even feel worse about Hunt, but I haven’t really seen much of anything. None of us have. We’re just making emotional decisions based on pre-conceived notions. I’m not saying those emotions are wrong, but that’s really all we have, since we haven’t seen anything except a very short segment of the entire ordeal. If that were our kids, we’d want to get to the bottom and find out the real details. Or, if we cared about finding out the truth.

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