High school coaches give damning account of Kareem Hunt’s character
Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has dominated the NFL news world this evening, but for all the wrong reasons.
Hunt was officially released by the team on Friday night following a TMZ video that showed him assaulting a woman at a hotel earlier this year.
The fallout from Hunt’s situation has led to plenty of conversation worldwide, and that discussion has included high school coaches from his home state of Ohio, according to Cleveland 92.3 The Fan radio host Anthony Lima.
Two Ohio high school coaches tonight on Hunt, “There’s a reason he wasn’t legitimately recruited by Ohio State or Michigan despite all that talent”
— Anthony Lima (@SportsBoyTony) December 1, 2018
The tweet is vague on details, so it’s unknown whether these coaches had any direct involvement with Hunt during his high school years.
However, the TMZ video obviously sent shockwaves through the NFL world, and the chatter surrounding Hunt likely won’t stop for a while.
He was expected to be a huge part of Kansas City’s march towards trying to capture an AFC title after rushing for 824 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
Hunt also racked up 26 receptions for 378 yards and seven scores.
Kansas City drafted him in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, and he emerged as one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league by leading the way in rushing yards.
As for where the Chiefs go from here, Andy Reid will have to rely on backup running back Spencer Ware to keep the production flowing on offense.
The Chiefs will head to Oakland on Sunday for a showdown with the Raiders, which is an ideal opponent given all the distractions surrounding the organization at the moment.