Washington, DC- On Monday, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder refused to rule out signing former Kansas City Chiefs Running back, Kareem Hunt, after he was released by his team on Friday.
Hunt was a standout star for the AFC leading Chiefs, and led the league in rushing before a viedo emerged of what appears to be Hunt assaulting a woman, repeatedly shoving and kicking her despite the efforts of multiple people to intervene.
Snyder, who is no stranger to controversy, was already facing backlash earlier this week, after his team claimed former San Francisco 49ers Linebacker, Rueben Foster, off of waivers last Tuesday. Foster was released by his team last Sunday after he was arrested on charges of domestic violence resulting from an incident at the team’s hotel last Saturday night. It was Foster’s third arrest in 2018, and his second arrest on domestic assault charges.
“The Washington Redskins are committed to fielding the best talent available for the sake of our fan base. As you know, we as an organization are not averse to controversy,” the owner told reporters from his office in Ashburn, VA.
“In the past, this organization has been criticized for a number of things, ranging from our team nickname and logo, to the number of failed, high priced, free agent acquisitions that failed to live up to their contracts. I imagine we’ll receive similar types of criticism for this as well, and that’s fine, as long as our fans know that we will literally do anything we can to try and bring this great city a winner.”
The Redskins (6-5) are scheduled to face division rivals, Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) tonight on Monday Night Football. The Redskins have dropped into second place in the NFC East after losing starting Quarterback Alex Smith to a broken leg in a loss to Houston, then losing on Thanksgiving to a Dallas Cowboys team that has won four straight games to move into first place in the division.
A loss tonight for the Redskins would put their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy. This story is ongoing.