Here We Go Again

September 7th, 2017. I took it back for you all. That was a Thursday and the 2017 NFL season was set to begin. The New England Patriots were raising yet another banner for the fifth time in 16 seasons and were set to defend their championship against the Kansas City Chiefs. In this game, we were introduced to a young man named Kareem Hunt who was making his NFL debut out of Toledo. A crazy fact about him was he never fumbled the ball while playing in college. His first carry as a pro, he fumbles the football but made up for it with a memorable game that introduced us to him and he became a well-known name in the world of fantasy football and was a star in the making. In 2018, he was expected to have a major impact on an offense with a new starting quarterback and many speed weapons on the perimeter. Today, a report was released that Kareem was in an altercation with a woman back in February of this year. TMZ released the video today. After it was released, he was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list meaning he couldn’t play until an investigation was completed on this ongoing issue. Just a few minutes ago, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to release the star running back.

I’m absolutely shocked by this video that was released and the minute I saw it, I was reminded of the releasing of the Ray Rice video when he hit his then-fiancĂ©e in an elevator. When that news first broke, he was suspended indefinitely and after the video was released, the Ravens decided to release him. Just a few weeks ago prior to the Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Rams, not only was he my x-factor for Kansas City, I stated before the game that this features the two best running backs in Kareem and Todd Gurley. At the beginning of the season when we saw the Chiefs offense get off to that hot start, I also said that when November and December come around, he would be their most important offensive player because when you feed a play-maker the football, good things happen and anytime he touched the ball, you were in for a treat. He was on his way to becoming a star and was mentioned in that crop of young running backs in our league with Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott and David Johnson.

I am in full support of the Kansas City Chiefs making this move and no man should ever put his hands on a woman. These young men must realize that when they aren’t on the field or with their team, not only are you a representation of the team you play for, you are a representation of the league and realize, it’s truly a privilege to play in this league, not a requirement.