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The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt

#1 von laiyongcai92 , 29.12.2018 02:32

on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had placed Hunt on its Commissioner Exemption List that said the running back lied when asked about the incident by team officials. The team said "the video today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately."Hunt was at the Chiefs' facility Friday in preparation for Sunday's trip to Oakland Youth Drew Brees Jersey , but he was excused and sent home shortly after TMZ posted the video online. It shows Hunt being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground, where he proceeds to kick her.Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, no charges were filed. The police did not respond to several requests for comment Friday night."Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue," the Chiefs said. "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 Chiefs and the NFL have been aware of Hunt's incident since it occurred, but much like the case involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice, the video brought a new dimension to the case. It showed Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in the hotel hallway, and the second-year pro being restrained several times before knocking two people down.While no charges were filed from the altercation, two police reports were created. Hunt is listed as the suspect in one of them and a woman, Abigail Ottinger, is the suspect in the other one.Hunt also was involved in a June incident, according to TMZ, in which he allegedly punched a man at an Ohio resort. The man Hunt struck declined to press charges."I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did," Hunt said in a statement issued to several outlets shortly after he was released. "I hope to move on from this."When asked about the incidents in training camp, Hunt said "I've learned from it." When asked to elaborate on what he learned, he replied: "Just be in the right place at the right time."Hunt led the NFL in rushing as a rookie with 1,327 yards and eight touchdowns in helping Kansas City make the playoffs. He had run for 824 yards this season, with seven touchdowns rushing and seven more receiving, in helping the Chiefs to a 9-2 start and a lead in the AFC West.Spencer Ware is expected to take over as the lead running back.Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was asked several times about Hunt's incidents in the offseason, and he acknowledged that "young men are not always going to make the best decisions.""We have a strong support system, both with the coaching staff and also our player development that works with young guys and talks to them about the situations that they want to be in," Clark Hunt said during training camp. "Obviously he had a very big year on the field last year. I'm sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won't be in those kind of situations in the future."He won't be as a member of the Chiefs.Domestic violence has been a major issue in the NFL in recent years http://www.saintsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-mark-ingram-jersey , one that struck home in Kansas City in 2012 when Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend before killing himself at the team's practice facility. Belcher was later found to have suffered from CTE.The most memorable incident came in 2014, when a video showed Rice punched and knocked out his then-fiancee in an elevator in an Atlantic City hotel. Rice was originally suspended two games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who later was heavily criticized for such a light penalty after the video was released.Rice soon after was suspended indefinitely by the league. He won an appeal but was released by the Ravens, and the three-time Pro Bowl running back never returned to the NFL.Last year, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games by Goodell after the league concluded after a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with his girlfriend at the time.The league has implemented a stronger domestic violence policy, but incidents have continued to make news. Just last weekend, the 49ers cut linebacker Reuben Foster when he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence 鈥?he has since signed with Washington but remains on the NFL's exempt list.Hunt had exhibited a pattern of questionable behavior dating to his college days at Toledo, where he shattered school records but also was suspended his junior season for violating team rules.The Chiefs chose him in the third round of last year's NFL draft, and he was poised to spend the season as the backup before Ware went down with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason. Hunt was thrust into the starting role and fumbled on his very first carry in a game in New England, but bounced back to have one of the best seasons in franchise history.He had six games of at least 100 yards rushing and helped Kansas City win consecutive division titles for the first time, a season that ultimately landed Hunt in the Pro Bowl.Hunt was off to another good start this season, his rushing yardage putting him fourth in the NFL and his touchdown total trailing only the Rams' Todd Gurley II and the Saints' Alvin Kamara.He was also well-liked in the locker room, despite the off-the-field distractions from this past offseason. Hunt had joined quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and several other Chiefs players in attending Sporting Kansas City's playoff game on Thursday night. The Giants and Eagles are heading in opposite directions in an up-for-grabs division.At the season's midpoint, Eli Manning's starting job was in jeopardy and New York seemingly was primed for a run at the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft.But the Giants (3-7) have won two straight after a dismal first half and the offense has put up 65 points in those games. Manning is coming off an excellent performance and he's not hearing any more questions about getting benched.That's not the case for Carson Wentz.The defending champion Eagles (4-6) have lost two in a row and some misguided fans were even calling for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to replace Wentz in the starting lineup following his career-worst effort in a 48-7 loss to New Orleans.'Despite losing records, both teams are still in the mix in the NFC East entering Sunday's game in Philadelphia. Dallas and Washington are tied for first place at 6-5."You always want to have the momentum and I think that's kind of what the two games gave us, and we just got to keep preparing the way that we've been preparing and hopefully we keep it on the roll," Giants wideout Sterling Shepard said.The Eagles played their best game of the season in a 34-13 victory against New York in October. It was the only game they've scored more than 24 points."That was a fun game," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "I felt like the offense was in sync, in rhythm. I think you just have to, as a play caller. kind of get back to who we are."Much has changed since that game as Philadelphia has lost three of four."Last time we played them, I know exactly why they beat us," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. "We didn't do anything that you need to do against any type of team to win. We turned the ball over, we gave them big plays. We just didn't play well enough to beat any team Max Unger Jersey , so we have to fix that. That's more about us and less about them."Here are things to know about the Giants-Eagles matchup:BANGED-UP SECONDARYThe Eagles are missing three-fourths of their starting secondary, their starting nickel cornerback and their top backup. The fifth cornerback could be out, too. Cornerback Ronald Darby and safety Rodney McLeod are out for the season and cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury. Cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox are also sidelined and Rasul Douglas is questionable. The Eagles will have to count on three guys who have limited experience: Cre'Von LeBlanc, De'Vante Bausby and Chandon Sullivan. It could mean a big day for Shepard and Odell Beckham Jr."The biggest challenge is the rhythm, the continuity, communication sometimes, just body language, understanding the defense," Pederson said. "All those things that kind of come with part of being around in OTAs and being around in training camp. The fact is everything matters now, everything counts. It's a real game. They have to obviously understand that, step their game up, focus 鈥?laser focus 鈥?like we talk about, and be prepared."STOPPING SAQUONRookie Saquon Barkley had 130 yards rushing and caught nine passes for 99 yards last month vs. the Eagles. The team's run defense, which ranked first last year and was tops through the early part of this season, has steadily declined. Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing against Philadelphia two weeks ago, and Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara combined for 174 last week."I think he's improved every week and I think he's a guy who wants to be great, wants to get better," Manning said of Barkley.GET GOLDEN INVOLVEDReceiver Golden Tate has only seven catches for 67 yards in two games since the Eagles traded a third-round pick to Detroit to get him. Offensive coordinator Mike Groh said this week it's been difficult trying to integrate him into the offense.STRONG UPFRONTThe Giants' much-maligned offensive line is coming off its two best games and faces a difficult challenge against Fletcher Cox and Philadelphia's defensive line that adds Tim Jernigan this week. The Eagles will need to get plenty of pressure from their front four to help the inexperienced secondary."The thing that stirs the drink for them is their front," Shurmur said. "It's going to be important that we do a good job first off blocking them, and then when we choose to throw the ball outside, being really good about what we try to do."PHILLY DOMINANCEThe Eagles are 16-4 against the Giants since 2008, including 8-1 since 2014.

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