Listen: National Football League, Kansas City Chiefs And Kareem Hunt discussed on Scott Sloan
"Welcome back to the daily dive weekend edition another story that hit big at the beginning of the week. And over the weekend. Prior was that of Kareem hunt star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs. It seemed that it happened again to the NFL where a player was caught abusing women in. This case Kareem hunt kicked a woman while after pushing her down to the floor. Nothing happened at first until a video surfaced of it showing the altercation TMZ released that video and it reignited that whole controversy. The NFL had said they were investigating but can never obtain the video they were investigating, but they were never able to talk to the woman. So they never spoke to Kareem hunt as well. So all of this through them for a loop the Kansas City Chiefs, ended up cutting Kareem hunt dropping him for the team because they lied to him about the whole thing for more on this. We spoke to Dan buyer. He's the managing editor for Fox Sports radio. Co host of Fox Sports Sunday. And FOX football fantasy. So he's the guy to go to for all of this. We started off by talking about how the whole situation got started. This all started back in February is when the incident occurred at his residence in Cleveland, there was a known incident because police were called there were no charges filed against cream on. There were no arrests made. But there was a police report there was body Cam footage. So something apparently happened at that time the chiefs were aware of it. And they were also aware of an incident that happened in June involving haunted alleged incident where he allegedly punched a mad at an amusement park or theme park. So these incidents were news in the off season. And so when the chiefs ended up having training camp in late July and early August. They were addressed at that time. And there was no penalty Bobby National Football League or by the chiefs four hundred four these two incidents, but the NFL did look into the matter. And the chiefs were reportedly told by the NFL that they were going to be the ones to handle it. So the chiefs. Wouldn't have to do any investigating on their part. That's where things stood pretty much for the last three or four months because there was no penalty handed out the chiefs made statements at the time as did hunt. And now in this video came out last Friday was when everything ended up coming out, and it was almost like the scab was pulled back off. And now everything was fair game on what actually happened almost nine ten months ago. Well, it's hard to sweep things under the rug. It's hard to deny things when video like that services. Obviously, there's call backs to the whole Ray rice situation and same thing. TMZ got their hands on the video where the NFL and their investigators could not get their hands on these videos. What does the NFL said about that? Specifically, they said that they could not get the video, and that's kind of bend. The this has been the debate in our world of sports talk radio of well, if TMZ can get it. How can we NFL not get it? And that's a very good question. And I think that the NFL is wondering as well. The NFL has come under some. Heat as well. Because Kareem hunt was not interviewed the alleged victim was not interviewed from my understanding. The alleged victim has been difficult to get a hold of or hasn't been willing to go ahead or be forthcoming with what happened. So whether that's true it out. That's the reports that we're getting and that's tough right there. Because part of their protocol is to interview the victim. Then interview the player, and that's fine. And I get that. But if it's difficult to get in touch with the victim. I mean, you still have to do your due diligence and see what else you can figure out. And then include speaking to the player, this is where maybe some of came through was the Kansas City Chiefs did speak with their player. And maybe the NFL took that information is speaking with it, and maybe investigators didn't follow up. But when the chiefs ended up releasing Kareem hunt on Friday in the statement, it wasn't that. We now understand that Corinne was physical with another woman during that incident. It was that Kareem hunt. Lied right? And I'm not saying that the chiefs are pushing that part under the rug. I think is interesting though, is that the chiefs are saying this is what we thought. It happened. And now, this is what we know happened fault them or not that's what they thought happened in the NFL. I just took their word for it and decided to move on and not interview him anymore. So that's where I think maybe a bit of I don't know if it's confusion Oscar, I don't know if that's the right word. It doesn't take any of the fall from the NFL maybe not doing more of their due diligence. But then at least gives us a little passive seeing. Why certain people were spoken do specifically the former cheese running back Robert Muller who is investigating the president for Russian collusion. All that. He actually wrote the report of the NFL's investigation into the Ray rice assault, and in that he even said our investigation identified a number of investigative steps at the league did not take to acquire additional information. And it just seems it's like the same thing here. I mean, they revamped the whole process after that they made a whole unit dedicated to investigations, and they work with law enforcement former law enforcement investigators things like that. And as we were talking about it's just hard to imagine that maybe they couldn't get their hands on the video. Descriptions of the video and know kind of what happened and how it took place. Yeah. Some people I think feel fooled by the National Football League. And part of the reason is is well as the NFL came out with a domestic violence policy where a minimum six games or six game suspension would be handed out to anybody who violates this policy. That's analogy Zeke Elliott. Yeah. Exactly. He served a six game suspension following what he went through the thing that I think makes people mad or disappointed is that you tried it out policy. You aren't following protocol to enforce your policy? It's almost a smoke and mirrors thing. It's like look at what we're doing over here. We're just not going to investigate to our fullest capabilities. Now, we'll see this not to sit on the fence and be one set of the other does the NFL needs to be of the full investigation business. And that's another separate question. We've found out that maybe police reports and video footage that is released. Maybe isn't about maybe the NFL has to go further with how they end up developing and investigate some of these incidents. Involving their players what they know about those incidents. How did the chiefs in the NFL lay this for the rest of the season because the NFL had been rebounding with better ratings this year, the games seem to have been very exciting this year, especially that Rams chief game where it was a big part of the highest scoring Monday night football game ever things have been going pretty well for them. So what do they do now? But will say this. I think everything that you said is a reason why Kareem hunt was let go it's difficult to let go of a guy who by the way is one of the better running backs in the National Football League and young in his career. And also doesn't make a lot of money in those three things that we're actually going against Ray rice, which made it a lot easier for the Baltimore Ravens to end up letting him go three years ago because he was an older back. He would make more money than rookie would in. Maybe as play was declining as play was declining at that time me and a little bit easier to move on from Kareem hunt with all of that everything going on. I think that's what the the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL said like all right? Maybe things are going good. You're going to have to take this drastic step. If that wasn't the case, I'm not sure if maybe he left he could have been leave from Kansas City and stayed within the organization, but they wanted to send a message, and maybe the NFL did as well. To try to keep this off the radar to keep this at bay because things are getting better for the National Football League. Dan buyer, managing editor for Fox Sports radio. You can catch him as a co host of Fox Sports Sunday and FOX football fantasy. Thanks very much for joining us. Talk."