The Kansas City Chiefs are taking the right steps in dealing with this Kareem Hunt fiasco, which reportedly blindsided the team despite management having known about the incident and allegations against their star running back since February.
The video of Kareem Hunt's alleged assault of a woman was released by TMZ on Friday afternoon, spurring calls for the running back's suspension.
However, Kansas City refuses to rush to judgement, instead sending Hunt home from practice on Friday pending further action.
I am told the Chiefs sent Kareem Hunt home from the facility today upon learning of the release of the video and pending further action. Most likely short-term resolution is that Hunt would be placed on the commissioner's exempt list pending a final decision, but we will see.— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) November 30, 2018
According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the most likely short-term solution would be for the NFL to place Hunt on the commissioner's exempt list while the league further investigates the incident.
Nonetheless, this does raise questions as to why it took video proof for the Chiefs and NFL to act appropriately regarding serious allegations against Hunt. This has been months in the making. How they can be so ignorant and surprised by fan reaction is startling in its own right.
Or, maybe they weren't caught off guard after all.
Two calls in the last ten minutes from people who would know both claiming Chiefs and the league knew about existence of video in Kareem Hunt incident.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) November 30, 2018
The aftermath of this concerning incident is just beginning to unravel. More to come.