Former Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt is currently on the Commissioner’s Exempt List and was released by Kansas City on Friday. What is next for Hunt is a suspension from the NFL.
The only question is how long the suspension will be. Reports are that it could be more than the baseline six-game suspension because of a previous incident where he punched a man in the face.
According to sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Hunt faces more than the baseline six-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy. The league also has been investigating an incident involving Hunt allegedly punching a man in the face at an Ohio resort in June. The NFL is believed to have found enough from that incident to add to Hunt’s discipline.
Since penalties for two incidents aren’t likely to be served independently of each other — and because the clock on a suspension doesn’t begin when a player is on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List — Hunt could sit out not only the rest of the 2018 season, but well into the 2019 season.
Expect the NFL will lower the hammer on Hunt after they botched another investigation involving violence against a woman.
The NFL really needs to get their stuff together. You can’t wait until a video is released months later to start an investigation.