EA Sports activities is taking Kareem Hunt out of its recreation. 

After a video appearing the  former big name operating again of the Kansas Town Chiefs shoving and kicking a lady circulated across the Web Friday, EA Sports activities introduced Tuesday that it could be casting off the participant from its in style “Madden 19” online game. 

“We’re within the means of casting off Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Final Staff,” an EA Sports activities spokesperson showed to USA TODAY.

In line with the spokesperson, those that have Hunt within the recreation’s “Final Staff” mode will “obtain a alternative generic participant with equivalent stats.”

Hunt’s removing from the sport follows the Chiefs’ resolution to chop the operating again Friday and the NFL’s announcement that it could be putting Hunt at the “commissioner’s exempt record,” barring him from training, enjoying or attending video games whilst it investigates the video. Hunt went unclaimed on waivers Monday, making him a loose agent. 

The Chiefs launched Kareem Hunt on Friday. (Photograph: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports activities)

The transfer is very similar to EA Sports activities’ resolution in 2014 to take away former Baltimore Ravens operating again Ray Rice from “Madden 15” after video surfaced appearing him punching his then-fiancée Janay Palmer right through an altercation inside of an elevator at an Atlantic Town, New Jersey, resort.

EA additionally got rid of former New England Patriots tight finish Aaron Hernandez in 2013 from its “Madden NFL 25” and “NCAA Soccer 14” video video games after he used to be charged with homicide. 

EA Sports activities didn’t supply an replace at the online game standing of Reuben Foster, the previous San Francisco 49ers linebacker who used to be lower by way of the crew after he used to be arrested on suspicion of home battery ultimate month. Whilst Foster has in a similar fashion been positioned at the NFL’s “commissioner’s exempt record,” he used to be claimed by way of the Washington Redskins off of waivers. 

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