Kareem Hunt’s sudden release by the Chiefs on Friday made waves around the NFL leading into the weekend. It came after the Willoughby, OH native was seen on video footage from February, assaulting a woman in the hallway of a local hotel. The incident was bad enough to make people wonder if he’ll every play football again or be exiled from the league like former Ravens running Ray Rice.
According to a report from Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot though, the Browns haven’t ruled out putting in a waiver claim for the 23-year-old running back. All 32 teams will be able to put a claim on Hunt starting Monday and 4 pm he could have a new team.
It was revealed this morning that the NFL was investigating Hunt for a second incident where he allegedly punched a man in the face back in June. In the meantime, the league has placed Hunt on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, which prevents him from practicing or attending any games. According the NFL Network he’s facing a suspension of at least six games, but depending of the outcome of the investigation into this second incident he could be served a much lengthy suspension.
Cleveland has a natural link to Hunt in more ways than one, the first being that he is obviously from the area. The other is simply that it was current Browns general manager John Dorsey who drafted Hunt in Kansas City in 2017 before he and the franchise parted ways.