First and foremost, I most certainly do not feel bad for Kareem Hunt. According to multiple accounts, including the police report, it's very possible this whole situation was turned ugly by the incendiary use of a word that's been liable to get your ass whooped since a black and white world started sharing water fountains. However, when it comes from the mouth of female you cannot - without exception - get physical in shutting it for her. I don't care if that demonstrably drunk teenager slathered herself in blackface and put on a one woman minstrel show right outside his apartment door. He simply had to be smarter than to hit her in any form or fashion, especially an irate form and fashion that required him to fight through more blocks than a gunner on a kick return team to do so. Kareem Hunt made his bed, now he's got to sleep in it (until the bright lights die down long enough for another team to justify sneaking in and shaking awake his career, which could be as soon as Monday).
All that being said, let's not act like the Kansas City Chiefs tucked him in that bed on time as much as they rushed him to his room and locked the door behind them as soon as they saw that we saw the damage done under their negligent guardianship. The release of a 23 year old running back with a rushing title to his name is the right move, and there's no wrong time to make the right move. That doesn't mean we can't point out which times are worse than others, because the idea that - over the course of ten months - neither a professional football team or a professional football league had the "resources" (i.e. money) to get their hands on a video they knew to exist, but the most glorified of gossip rag did is the only laughable aspect of this whole situation.
Never mind said team still actively rostering a guy whose talent they bet on when his scouting report transcribed him strangling the pregnant mother of his unborn child in a way that made Kareem Hunt's lunacy look like a love tap. We don't even have to dig up Tyreek Hill's dirt to prove that Kansas City is only half full of shit because the other half is full of hypocrisy. If lying was enough to get you cut then every member of both the Chiefs' front office and the league front office would have to walk around in a full body suit so as not to be easily identified as self-mutilizers. Taking an athlete's word for it, in regards to a circumstance that could clearly cost him
his career, is just as irresponsible and dumb as said athlete putting himself in the position to do so. Therefore, the truth is that two entities that are worth billions of dollars really didn't want to see a form of evidence that's nearly undefeated in making things worse because, through both negative publicity and loss of star power, it would have only taken away from their product. The proof of that truth is in their half-assed attempt to obtain it, unless - of course - you somehow think Roger Goodell and Co. are powerless in comparison to Harvey Levin.
Kareem Hunt is undeniably guilty of putting his hands and foot on a woman. Just don't let that fact blind you to the fact that his guilt has made it all the more easier for literally everyone involved in a mess, of which there are ZERO sympathetic parties, to pile on him as the scapegoat for their complicity in not disciplining it until they had absolutely had to.