Kareem Hunt had an interview after his release for the Chiefs. How will the loss impact the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl odds?
The Kansas City Chiefs looked like a team destined to make it to Super Bowl 2019. For the reason that their 9-2 start to the season. However, their playoff hopes took a big hit during the week. This was when TMZ released video footage showing Pro Bowl running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a hotel.
Soon after the video was released, the NFL announced it had placed Hunt on the Commissioner’s exempt list. This until the league conducts its investigation. Despite that, the Chiefs decided to part ways with Hunt. The Chiefs said Hunt lied to team officials about the incident.
On Sunday, Hunt got a chance to tell his side of the story. This aired during an interview with ESPN. Of course, he apologized for his actions.
“It was just a long night.” Hunt told ESPN’s Lisa Salters of what happened in February. “To be exact, it don’t really matter what happened. I was in the wrong. I could have took responsibility. Made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the situation.”
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Hunt said that if he got the chance to speak to the woman in the video again, he would say, “I am sorry for my actions that night.”
Even though Hunt won’t be able to play again until the league completes its investigation, he could still be claimed by any team when he hits the waivers. Last week, the Washington Redskins decided to claim former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Rueben Foster, who is also under investigation for domestic violence.
Also, if he goes unclaimed by the other teams, he will become an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team during the offseason.
However, he could also end up like Ray Rice, who never played another down in the NFL when TMZ released the video of Rice knocking his future wife out in an elevator.