Andy Reid remains silent concerning Kareem Hunt’s alleged altercation

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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid remained silent about the latest offseason altercation reportedly involving Kareem Hunt at an Ohio resort.

Andy Reid said about as much as anyone could have expected given his position as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

When asked by reporters about the alleged altercation involving star running back Kareem Hunt at Put in Bay, a resort in Ohio, Reid admitted that he has “visited” with Hunt after the reported incident (by TMZ) but he refused any further comment when pressed on whether or not he was worried.

The recent incident is the second such offseason event involving Hunt, who was also accused of shoving a woman in an altercation earlier this offseason. It’s important to also note that Hunt himself has filed a complaint against the woman saying she was actually the one who assaulted him. Cross complaints were filed in the incident.

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Together they’ve created a cloud of sorts over Hunt, who had a terrific rookie season on the field and has already been busy giving back in charitable community work during his short career. Reid made it clear that he is not only aware but on top of it. He also made it clear that the Chiefs were going to keep this internal for as long as it makes sense, which means it’s between the player and team leadership.

Such an outcome should be expected by any team with decent leadership in place. No coach should ever throw a player under the bus or use the public media to chastise him. Typically things have spiraled out of control at any point where the coach actually gives the media inside details related to these events.

Hunt won the league’s rushing title last year with 1,327 rushing yards for the Chiefs and is expected to shoulder an even greater load in 2018 with a first-year starter at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes.