Kareem Hunt looks back on his release from Kansas City Chiefs
What looked like a promising, potentially career-long tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs for running back Kareem Hunt came to an abrupt end back in November when video footage surfaced of Hunt assaulting a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February 2018.
The Chiefs immediately released Hunt, who was then placed on the commissioner’s exempt list.
Now, here we are, six months later, and Hunt is getting a second chance with the Cleveland Browns, but he will have to serve an eight-game suspension as a result of his actions.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Hunt looked back on the situation that caused his tenure with the Chiefs to end, taking full responsibility for everything that happened and vowing to be better in the future.
“I know I’m not going to mess this up again,” Hunt said, per Kirk Larrabee of 247 Sports. “The Chiefs, I didn’t really lie. I just told them what I knew at the time. When the video came out it was like me seeing too for the first time again. It was so long ago. They felt like I lied, so that’s alright.”
Hunt then said that he may not have been entirely forthright with the Chiefs, so he did not really disagree with Kansas City’s notion that he lied to the organization.
“I didn’t tell them everything, so I really take it as I kind of did,” said Hunt.
The 23-year-old was originally drafted by Kansas City in 2017 and ended up making the Pro Bowl in his first season after racking up 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
He played 11 games in 2018 before being released.