SportsPulse: NFL Insider Mike Jones ponders why it took a TMZ video for the Chiefs to make the right call and where the league and Kareem Hunt go from here.
If Kareem Hunt is to be granted a second chance in the NFL, the former Kansas City Chiefs running back will have to wait.
Hunt, who was waived by the Chiefs last Friday after the publishing of a video showing him shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February, was not claimed by any team on Monday. He will become an unrestricted free agent.
Teams had until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to submit a waiver claim.
The second-year player has been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, making him ineligible to play or practice for any team until the league completes its investigation.
In an interview with ESPN on Sunday, Hunt said he was “embarrassed” by the release of the video and apologized to the team as well as his family and friends. But he also said he believed he deserves another opportunity in the NFL.
“I hope so,” Hunt said. “I’ve worked for this my whole entire life. … If I get another shot, the team won’t regret it. I know I won’t.”
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