With Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt being released on Friday after TMZ released video of him shoving and kicking a woman in a February incident, it was obvious that Madden would update its rosters to reflect this move. However, EA has gone a step further and not only removed him from the Chiefs roster in Madden 19, but from the game entirely.
Madden 19 Drops Kareem Hunt
In the latest Madden roster update, Kareem Hunt’s name and likeness has been deleted from the game. He has also been removed from all game modes, including Madden Ultimate Team.
In Madden Ultimate Team, MUT players who owned Hunt will now find a generic Chiefs #25 running back player card in its place.
A EA Sports removeu Kareem Hunt do Madden!!! 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/CyWWpqi8y2
— André Morais #WeAreMadden (@andre_morais10) December 4, 2018
Madden has removed Kareem Hunt from the game. All game modes. Completely erased besides in Ultimate Team mode where his “card” is now HB #25 pic.twitter.com/FqDr8SlWJq
— Brian Lombardo (@BrianLombardo19) December 4, 2018
Not The First Time…
EA has dealt with issues in the past regarding athletes and domestic violence. Those occurrences were handled in a similar manner. EA removed Ray Rice entirely in 2014 from Madden 15 after footage surfaced of him assaulting his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer.
EA also removed Adrian Peterson from its Giferator in Madden 15 after Peterson was suspended by the NFL for beating his son with a tree branch in 2014.
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