It’s game over for Kareem Hunt.
The former star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs was cut from the team and (rightfully!) deemed an NFL pariah after video surfaced of Hunt assaulting a woman. Now, he’s also banned from playing on Madden NFL 19‘s virtual field.
A spokesperson for EA Sports confirmed as much to TMZ, which originally broke the story of Hunt’s behavior. “We are in the process of removing Kareem Hunt from the Madden NFL 19 roster, Madden Overdrive and Madden Ultimate Team,” the rep said.
It’s an easy change to reflect in the game’s official NFL rosters, which shift on a weekly basis as players move around in the league. But the Madden‘s Ultimate Team mode and the mobile game Madden Overdrive both are more about letting players build fantasy teams. Hunt will be replaced on those rosters with a generic player who has identical stats. Read more…