Kareem Hunt ineligible to play after being placed on commissioner’s exempt list
Kareem Hunt will be ineligible to play for the Kansas City Chiefs indefinitely after being placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List on Friday.
Being on the exempt list means Hunt will not be allowed to play in or attend games and he may not practice. He may only be allowed to attend meetings and other team activities.
The Chiefs running back was placed on the list several hours after video was published by TMZ Friday showing Hunt shoving and kicking a woman. The video stems from an incident that was reported in February.
NFL’s official statement: Hunt is in the Commissioner Exempt List. The NFL will add new info to the investigation it began after the February incident pic.twitter.com/suyzXPATTz
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 1, 2018
The NFL re-opening the investigation from February will reflect poorly on the league. Much like the Ray Rice case, the public perception will be that they did not take the incident seriously enough when it was first reported and that it took video emerging for them to act.
The 9-2 Chiefs play at Oakland on Sunday. Hunt has rushed for 824 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. He has 378 receiving yards and 7 receiving touchdowns.