The NFL is reviewing three separate off-field incidents reportedly involving Hunt, as the league works towards determining potential discipline for the running back, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. The report suggests the likely outcome is a multi-game suspension that would stretch into next season. After being released by the Chiefs on Friday, Hunt is a free agent, though as long as he remains on the commissioner's exempt list, he is prohibited from participating in practices or games.
After being released by the Chiefs on Friday, Hunt went unclaimed on waivers Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Per NFL.com, Hunt is officially a free agent, but at this time he is not permitted to play due to his residence on the league's Commissioner Exempt list.
The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday. The team issued a statement following the release of a video in which Hunt appears to be pushing a woman: "Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving [Hunt.] At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately."
Hunt was placed on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The move comes in response to the release Friday of a video featuring a February incident that appears to show Hunt kicking and shoving a woman. Hunt will be ineligible to play in any games -- including Sunday's contest against the Raiders -- or take part in practice while on the list. According to Lindsay Jones of The Athletic, the NFL opened an investigation in February and will now review the video.
Hunt rushed 16 times for 71 yards and brought in both of his targets for 25 yards in the Chiefs' 26-14 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Hunt had what could be termed a modest game by his lofty standards, but he was still very efficient on a per-touch basis. The second-year back has seen under 20 carries in all but one game this season, which limits his overall fantasy upside to an extent. Additionally, after notching five catches in three straight games in Weeks 6-8, Hunt has just three receptions combined over the last pair of contests. Nevertheless, he naturally remains an elite every-week play in any format, given his ability for a chunk play on any touch. He'll look to shine in a highly-anticipated Week 11 Monday night matchup against the Rams in Mexico City.
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