Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Why Roger Goodell is an even bigger liar than Kareem Hunt

Why Roger Goodell is an even bigger liar than Kareem Hunt

Assuming Hunt is released on Monday, we will soon find out if another team is willing to overlook what is in that video and claim the running back.

Hunt, 23, was accused of punching the male guest at the Bay Lodging Resort in Put-in-Bay back in June after he got into a verbal confrontation with him.

Video of the February incident in a Cleveland hotel hallway surfaced on TMZ's website Friday. Hunt also appears to rush the woman, but he ended up hitting a man who was standing between Hunt and the woman. She may have suffered a head injury as she laid on the floor briefly. But the incident escalates when Hunt runs into his friend who then falls into the woman knocking her down.

The Chiefs were swift in deciding to part ways with the talented but troubled offensive back out of the University of Toledo.

Last year, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for six games by Goodell after the league concluded following a yearlong investigation that he had several physical confrontations in the summer of 2016 with his girlfriend at the time. "Kareem was not truthful in those discussions", the Chiefs said. The video released today confirms that fact. "We are releasing Kareem immediately".

Hunt was asked point blank Sunday morning, during his ESPN interview, if he'd had any contact with her and he denied it. adding he "barely knew her".

"I just look at the situation and say, 'Your life wasn't being threatened, ' " said Rice, who has worked with domestic-violence organizations and spoken to the Ravens and other National Football League teams about accountability and professionalism in recent years. "I hope to move on from this".

Being on the exempt list does not prevent another team from taking a chance on a player.

Backing up earlier reports by ESPN and MMQB that indicated the league didn't seek to investigate the matter fully at the time, Hunt told Salters that the NFL never reached out to him in the initial aftermath to ask him about his role in it, even though people at the league office reportedly spoke with the Chiefs about it.

The Chiefs are now 9-2 in the AFC West and are considered to be among the front-runners to win next year's Super Bowl. Hunt was considered a cornerstone of the franchise. He also had seven receiving scores.

According to the Cleveland police department, detectives did not follow up on the video because the charges against Hunt were only a misdemeanor rather than a felony. If you watched the Hunt interview preparing to tee off on the league for not trying hard enough, for Hunt seeming to only feel bad about getting caught, for the moral high ground that comes with hearing someone else say "I realized what I did once I saw the video", than the 10-minute piece provided everything you could have wanted. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

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