NFL's investigation of Kareem Hunt expected to end before free agency begins, report says

NFL didn't interview Kareem Hunt, woman during investigation of February incident, report says

Kareem Hunt’s NFL future is expected to be determined before the start of free agency. 

While the league wants to make sure its investigation into the allegations of domestic violence against Kareem Hunt are thorough, the expectation is a decision on whether he will be allowed to play next season should be announced before free agency begins in March, according to NFL Network, which cited unidentified sources. 

The report adds several teams have been keeping tabs on Hunt, including the Bears, which means Hunt likely will find a team in 2019, “but the belief remains that any six-plus game suspension keeps him on the sidelines to begin next season.”

The league is investigating Hunts role in three separate altercations. The former Chiefs running back was released from Kansas City with five weeks remaining in the regular season after video from last February surfaced of Hunt appearing to assault a female in a Cleveland area hotel. The NFL also is investigating an apparent incident at a club and an altercation where he allegedly punched a man at a resort. 

Hunt hasn’t met with NFL investigators yet, which is the final step in the process, NFL Network notes.