After violating the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, Hunt will likely be serving a suspension of at least six games, and probably even more. I am ashamed of myself and I just want to do whatever it takes to earn people's trust back and show them that I'm really a good guy.
He said he hadn't contacted Hunt since he was released. "You need to just live one day at a time". It was a tough conversation. They talked often about leading the Chiefs together to a run of success like the franchise has never seen. The Chiefs cut him in the wake of the video, stating Hunt had lied to the team about the events that transpired, and Hunt has been placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List. Specifically, team executives wanted to view any potential video of the incident from February but, per a report from The Athletic's Nate Taylor, the National Football League reportedly told them to back off. "My actions caused this and I really wish I could apologize to them and let them know there's no hard feelings".
As teams decide whether to claim running back Kareem Hunt on waivers by Monday at 4:00 p.m., ESPN will give Hunt a platform for persuading someone to pay him not to play.
Hunt was asked to explain why and how the incident escalated.
The NFL's investigation began immediately following the incident in February.
The NFL has been investigating the resort incident and has supposedly found enough evidence to increase the running back's suspension.
"The Chiefs are right", Hunt said. Hunt appears to argue with a woman. If he goes unclaimed, then Hunt will become a free agent. I honestly just wanted her to leave.
"That's not an excuse", he said. "I am extremely embarrassed for that video".
Hunt pointed out that he was raised by his mother and grandmother, and they "they always taught me well". Rice told NFL.com that he would've urged Hunt to consider whether it was "worth risking it all for a split-second decision - for something you know you can get out of", but acknowledged that Hunt might not have been "in his right mind" when he lashed out.
The police were called to the scene during the February 10 incident, but no charges were filed.
"I deeply regret what I did", Hunt said via a statement. "I've worked for this my whole entire life".
"As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him". The NFL doesn't have the best reputation for letting that last long, though. He also had proven to be a popular player in the locker room, often attending sporting events and other functions with his teammates.
The league and the Chiefs moved quickly after the video surfaced. On Nov. 24, Reuben Foster of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence - his second arrest this year on domestic violence charges. After all, the Chiefs still choose to pay Tyreek Hill, who has plead guilty to choking and punching his then-pregnant girlfriend in the stomach in 2014, so it's not the action that got Hunt the boot. I made a bad choice. "And I know that's where I masked a lot of my problems".