On Saturday, Clark Hunt met with reporters for a brief time and stated how “deeply disturbed” he was by the Tyreek Hill audio which led to their star receiver’s banishment as well as the criminal investigation being reopened on him.
The Kansas City Chiefs owner didn’t elaborate or waiver any differently from what General Manager Brett Veach said in a statement, but he did make it a point that Tyreek is not with the organization right now.
“I’d just point out that Tyreek is not with the franchise right now and we’re going to go through the process, and as Brett said, we’ll make the right decision about Tyreek at the right time,” Hunt said, via Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star.
Hunt also said: “That audio was really among the first information we received of the investigation.” Which makes sense, since they never interviewed Hill about the incident.
He was then asked about the confidence he has in his people to do their background on each and every player:
“I think on any player that you bring into the organization, there’s some element of risk,” Hunt said. “Could be his playing ability, could be things that distract him off the field, as well as trouble they get into.
“That’s a risk that you take. It’s something that as a franchise, we have to be willing to own when it doesn’t go the right way. It’s something that I believe, and it’s something that Brett believes as well.”
When it came to Kareem Hunt, the franchise moved swiftly in cutting him from the team, but the Chiefs seem to rather hesitant to let Hill walk away so easily without gathering more facts about that damning audio.