Report: Kareem Hunt facing more than six-game suspension
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is almost certain to be suspended after a video of him assaulting a woman was released this week, but that incident is apparently not the only one the NFL will be investigating when determining what the punishment for Hunt will be.
The baseline for violating the NFL’s personal-conduct policy is a six-game suspension, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Hunt could actually be suspended for longer than that. In addition to looking into Hunt pushing and kicking a woman back in February, the NFL will also investigate Hunt allegedly punching a man at an Ohio resort back in June.
Hunt was accused of punching a man in the face during an altercation at a resort where he was partying over the summer. He was not arrested and the victim never pressed charges.
According to Rapoport, the NFL may have found enough evidence in the June incident to add to the suspension that is likely coming Hunt’s way. Depending on how quickly the investigations move, Hunt could end up missing a large portion of the 2019 season.
Even though Hunt was not suspended initially when a report surfaced that he got into a physical altercation with a woman back in February, the video that was released on Friday is being treated as new evidence. We are already hearing questions about how motivated the NFL was to obtain the footage, but that isn’t going to help Hunt.