Bucs fans, just know that you probably haven’t seen the last of Hunt’s problems. If he keeps his nose clean thats great. I’ll be happy for him and everyone who doesn’t get punched and kicked. But you really shouldn’t be surprised if he has more problems. The hotel incident is hardly isolated. You better have faith in the Bucs to be able to do a better job of keeping Hunt out of trouble than the Chefs did.
Here are some excerpts from USA Today article “Family of former Kansas City Chiefs star Kareem Hunt has history of criminal behavior”
….he (Kareem Hunt) grew up being celebrated for his exploits on the field and where his father and other family members are known for something else — their extensive criminal records.
Hunt’s father, also named Kareem Hunt, has been arrested at least 35 times in northeast Ohio and multiple times on charges of domestic violence, according to records obtained by USA TODAY. Most of the felony convictions were for drug-related offenses. He was sentenced to a combined nine years in prison on nine felony convictions……
Even before Kareem Hunt admitted he lied to the Chiefs prior to TMZ posting the video of his Feb. 10 altercation with a 19-year-old woman at a Cleveland hotel, there were missteps.
In 2011, when Hunt was 16, he was one of four teenage boys in a car when a police officer in Willoughby approached because of suspicious behavior and discovered .38 grams of marijuana and a marijuana grinder, according to a juvenile report obtained from the Willoughby Police Department. The report states that the car’s driver, Matthew A. Hendricks, said the marijuana and grinder were his and his friends, including Hunt, had nothing to do with it….
In 2015 while he was at Toledo, Hunt was suspended for the first two games of his junior season for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Though Hunt has not been charged with a crime, the NFL is investigating three incidents in the past year in which he allegedly was involved in physical altercations — with the woman at a Cleveland hotel in February, with a man at an Ohio resort in June and with another man at a Kansas City club in January…
… “You see the tape and it just kind of breaks your heart,’’ said Louis Ayeni, who coached Hunt at Toledo and is now an assistant coach at Northwestern, referring to the security video from the Cleveland hotel. “He’s so likeable and when he knows you, he’s a really giving, caring person. But his choices and his actions put him in this situation right now.’’