Kareem Hunt releases statement after being waived by the Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t waste much time ending their marriage with running back Kareem Hunt, as they have now released the speedster from their roster. This drastic move came on the same day in which a video surfaced online showing the tailback violently hurting a woman at a hotel. back in February.
In a short statement, Hunt expressed his regret over what he did and offered his apologies, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Statement from former Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt to ESPN: “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”
It’s all too late now for Hunt, who was an integral part of the Chiefs’ success over the first 12 weeks of this season. Before Kansas City booted him from the team, Hunt was the Chiefs’ unquestioned feature running back. In 11 games this season, he collected 824 rushing yards – fifth in the NFL — and seven touchdowns on the ground. He also played a big role in the Chiefs’ deadly passing attack, recording 378 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 26 receptions.
With Hunt gone for good in Kansas City, the Chiefs will look to fill the huge void he left in the backfield likely by utilizing more running back Spencer Ware. The 27-year-old Ware can begin assuming the No. 1 running back role for the Chiefs this coming Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, whose faulty defense provides an opportunity for him to shine.
The Chiefs currently sit atop the AFC West with a 9-2 record.