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Kareem Hunt leaves offseason troubles in past, focused on 2018 season

Posted: 4:37 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 14:23:32Z

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The name is unforgettable, but Kareem Hunt hopes his off-season troubles are not.

After making non-football related headlines twice, Hunt says he’s focused on football.

At Saturday’s training camp, Hunt briefly addressed the incidents for the first time. "You know, I'm learning from it and I’m focused on football,” said Hunt. 

In February, a 19-year-old woman accused Hunt of shoving her during an argument outside his Cleveland apartment. Hunt’s friends told police the woman was the violent one. No charges have been filed in the he-said/she-said incident. 

In June, Hunt was accused of punching a man at a resort in the Ohio island town of Put-in-Bay, but again, no charges were filed. 

When asked about what he’s learned from his off-season predicaments, Hunt told reporters he’ll put himself in better situations moving forward. 

"Just, you know, be in the right place at the right time. I'm just going to keep thinking about football and go out there and do my job,” said Hunt. 

The Chiefs do not anticipate any suspension for the star running-back. 

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