Now that the faux handwringing on the Chiefs cutting Kareem Hunt is starting to subside…
How about we take a moment for a bit of reflection and some finger pointing?
Because somewhat obviously the sexist excuses making the rounds about Hunt’s shoving and kicking a 19 year-old woman last winter are fast becoming the least of his issues regarding being allowed to play football for the NFL now that he has at least three (that we know of) incidents of getting wasted and roughing up losers.
Even the video game market has turned on the disgraced former Chiefs running back with Madden 19 axing his doppelgänger from newest version the game.
You know you’re in deep doo-doo when a kid’s video game – an arena where beyond-belief sex and violence are celebrated to the 10th power – thinks you’re too bad to the bone.
Oh yeah, former Star blowhard Jason Whitlock weighed in yesterday on TMZ – at pretty much the exact wrong time – on how Hunt could get back into the NFL.
“If he goes out and makes an earnest attempt to get proper help, and continues to stay humble and contrite, makes amends with the victim – yeah, I think he gets another shot in the NFL,” Whitlock told the gossip site.
Had “Big Sexy” waited a couple of hours – or does a bit more research into already reported instances of outbursts of violence by Hunt, he might have sounded more informed and less sanguine.
As for the finger-pointing, let the record show that both the NFL and Chiefs did as much as humanly possible to avoid having to axe Hunt by not bothering to look into his now mounting list of violent indiscretions.
Which pretty much mirrors their successful efforts to overlook Tyreek Hill’s violent behavior against a woman three years back.
And while local media jock sniffers have been quick to point out of late that Hill has mended fences with the mother of the child he assaulted, that clearly did not appear to be the case when the Chiefs signed Hill two years ago.
That’s when I contacted his then estranged ex Crystal Espinal: on Facebook after noting that there were zero photos of Hill with her and/or his young son and was referred to an attorney.
That after Espinal told authorities that while pregnant with Hill’s child he punched her in the face, then choked her as she tried to get up.
“Espinal, who at the time of the alleged attack told police investigators that she was pregnant with Hill’s child, said Hill punched her stomach ‘on the left side,’ and after that ‘grabbed my neck … and started choking me again. … He was pounding my head against the wall. He eventually stopped.’ ”
So yeah, clearly the Chiefs are serious about making sure team’s players – like model citizens Hunt and Hill – are respectful of women.