Jorge L. Ortiz USA TODAY Published 10:20 PM EST Dec 2, 2018 OAKLAND – Before getting released by the team Friday, Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt accounted for 65 percent of the team’s rushing yards and 30 percent of their offensive touchdowns, so the Chiefs knew they’d have to redistribute the load in a hurry. In those instances, it helps to have a quarterback with Patrick Mahomes’ multiple skills. The loss of the NFL’s fifth-leading rusher – Hunt was released after a video published by TMZ on Friday showed him shoving and kicking a woman in February – proved merely a blip from a football perspective for the Chiefs, who improved their AFC-best record to 10-2 by outlasting the Raiders 40-33 on Sunday behind Mahomes’ four touchdown passes. Lacking one of his top weapons, the league’s most prolific touchdown thrower increased his gaudy season total to 41 while passing for 295 yards and running for a team-high 52. … [Read more...] about NFL: Kansas City Chiefs beat Raiders after Kareem Hunt released
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Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt over a video surfaced showing him knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February. Hunt, a second-year pro who is the NFL's reigning rushing champion, was at the Chiefs facility preparing for Sunday's trip to Oakland on Friday. However, after TMZ posted the video online, he was promptly excused and sent home. The video shows Hunt being restrained by a number of friends before pushing a woman, believed to be 19 years-old, to the ground before proceeding to kick her. Police were called to the scene during the February 10 incident, but no charges were filed and both the Chiefs and NFL have been aware of the incident since it occurred. However, after placing Hunt on its Commissioner Exemption List, the Chiefs issued a statement saying that the 23-year-old had misled the organisation over the incident. A statement from the Chiefs declared: "Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running … [Read more...] about Kareem Hunt released by Kansas City Chiefs over video of alleged assault
The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt after footage emerged showing the NFL player shoving and kicking a woman in an altercation in February of this year. In the surveillance footage, released by US media outlet TMZ on Friday, Hunt can be seen in a furious row with the woman at a Cleveland hotel. The player, 23, is seen charging at and shoving the 19-year-old and then kicking her. The incident had already been widely reported, although Friday was the first time that footage came to light publicly. The Chiefs announced later on Friday that they were releasing Hunt, who they claimed had “not been truthful” in the accounts he gave when the incident was initially investigated. "Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt," the Chiefs said. "At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, … [Read more...] about Kansas City Chiefs release running back Kareem Hunt after footage shows him kicking woman (VIDEO)
Sport by Press Association 01/12/2018, 4:42 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt after video footage emerged which appeared to show him in an altercation with a woman in a hotel corridor. In a statement, the team said he would be released “immediately” and accused the NFL’s reigning rushing champion of not being truthful when members of the management team spoke to him about the incident earlier this year. The NFL had earlier announced that Hunt had been placed on the commissioner exempt list, which banned him from practising as well as playing in or attending games. Footage of the incident, said to have taken place on February 10 at a hotel in Cleveland, was published online on Friday. According to reports, police were called to the scene but no charges were filed. The Chiefs said: “Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident … [Read more...] about Kansas City Chiefs release running back Kareem Hunt
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 1:23 PM EDT Oct 6, 2018 After the first month of the season, there's little reason left to question Patrick Mahomes. As the 23-year-old quarterback has broken multiple records in piloting the Kansas City Chiefs to a 4-0 record, the questions of when his hot start will fade have slowly worn off. Even in a comparatively restrained performance last week in a 27-23 win over the Broncos, Mahomes was the first passer to crack the 300-yard barrier against the team in 38 games. Yet easily the best litmus test for how far Mahomes can carry the Chiefs will come Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. No team has been able to consistently keep up with Kansas City's deep array of speedy offensive weapons. The unit leads the NFL in scoring at 36.3 points per game, and nine different players have tallied at least one receiving touchdown. But Jacksonville's defense is dotted with Pro Bowl talent at every level and ranks first in yards … [Read more...] about NFL matchups: Can Jaguars stop Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes?