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Kareem Hunt reportedly enters counseling for alcohol, anger management

Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt is still waiting for the NFL to determine how long he will be suspended in the wake of multiple off-field incidents, and the running back is trying to show the league he is taking the situation seriously.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Hunt entered into counseling this week for alcohol and anger management. The 23-year-old knows he is going to be suspended and wants to begin serving the ban as quickly as possible, and he has been in touch with the NFL and the NFL Players Association regarding what is expected of him in the meantime.

Hunt was waived by the Chiefs after a video of him shoving and kicking a woman was released last month. That incident would likely be enough to trigger a six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, but he has also been accused of punching a man in the face during an altercation at a resort over the summer and attacking a man at a nightclub back in January. He’ll likely be looking at longer than a six-game suspension because of all that.

While Ray Rice never played again in the NFL after a video of him punching his now-wife surfaced, the belief seems to be that Hunt will find work when his status becomes more clear. He was a Pro Bowler with the Chiefs and is still in his prime. Unfortunately, that often is what matters most in the NFL.

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