Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is officially a free agent after clearing waivers Monday afternoon.
Now, any team is able to sign Hunt to any kind of deal they want after his rookie contract cleared waivers. However, even if he’s signed, the electric running back will still remain on the commissioner’s exempt list, which means he won’t be able to play anytime soon. (RELATED: Will A Team Sign NFL Player Cut After Alleged Violence Against A Woman? Here’s What Executives Are Saying)
Former Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt officially went unclaimed on waivers, per source.
Hunt now is an unrestricted free agent, albeit on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. His NFL future is, and will remain, clouded.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2018
Well, I guess that whole ESPN interview didn’t do much to save his career! Weird. I really thought that’d work.
This decision shouldn’t surprise absolutely anybody. What team is going to take a risk on a player who isn’t even eligible to play anyways? The answer is none.
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Hunt is going to need a serious image rehab before a team even considers taking a chance. That’s just the reality of the situation he’s found himself in after that video became public.
With the NFL constantly having to struggle with the perception it has a problem with violence against women, there just aren’t going to be general managers rushing out to sign him. Hunt might have to accept his playing days are over.