During an interview that marked the first time he has spoken out since TMZ released video footage of his assault on a woman at a Cleveland hotel earlier this year, Kareem Hunt apologized, conceded that he has no excuse for his actions he took on that February evening, and declared that he is prepared to face whatever consequences may come of them.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Hunt has already been slammed with a set of repercussions that may prove to have a lasting -- if not permanent -- impact on his future in professional sports. Within hours of the story breaking, Hunt was sent home and then let go by the Kansas City Chiefs. Their decision to part ways came shortly after the NFL placed the second-year running back stud on its commissioner's exempt list. As a result of him having been added to the list, Hunt is forbidden from playing in any games or partaking in practice pending the outcome of the league's investigation into the matter. Thus, any team looking to pick the 23-year-old Toledo alum up almost certainly won't get to use him for the remainder of the season, and may even be forced to sit him into 2019.
The damning developments are unfortunate, seeing how Hunt had quickly become one of the game's best backs. Per Pro Football Reference, the 1327 rushing yards that he amassed in his Pro-Bowl rookie season would top the league and lead to his being named PFWA Rookie of the Year. As is evident by the 824 yards that Hunt ran through the first 11 games this season, his step didn't appear to be slowing one bit along his follow-up campaign.