ESPN’s Cari Champion Check Yourself, Kareem Hunt … Then We’ll Talk 2nd Chances


Kareem Hunt‘s immediate release from the Kansas City Chiefs is the team’s way of sending a STRONG message to all players … according to ESPN’s Cari Champion.

Cari was at the Ebony Power 100 event in Bev Hills Friday night, very shortly after the Chiefs reacted to the video TMZ Sports published … showing Hunt shove, kick and throw a woman to the ground during a February incident in Cleveland.

She says the video forced the team’s hand and they were “sending a message … they’re saying what’s important to them and what they stand for.”

The NFL has Hunt on its “exempt list” currently — meaning he can’t practice or play in a game right now, but he has not been banned or suspended. Point is … he could land on another team eventually.

Cari believes everyone, even Hunt, deserves a second chance — however, she said he needs to “start looking at the man in the mirror. You gotta do a Michael Jackson.” 

As for the Chiefs swift reaction … she thinks they knew something was coming down the pike.

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ESPN’s Chris Berman Left ‘Racially Disparaging’ Voicemail for Jemele Hill, Lawsuit Claims

ESPN legend Chris Berman left a “threatening and racially disparaging voicemail” to fellow ESPN star Jemele Hill in 2016 and nothing was done … this according to a new lawsuit. The woman behind the suit is NOT Jemele — it’s Adrienne Lawrence — a…


Katherine Berman: Wife of ESPN’s Chris Berman Killed in Accident

Katherine Berman, the wife of legendary ESPN commentator Chris Berman, has been killed in a car accident near the couple’s home in Connecticut.

According to police reports, Katherine’s car slammed into another vehicle, killing both drivers.

The cause of the crash is still unknown.

Witnesses say Berman’s 2003 Lexus struck the back of a Ford Escape, causing her to veer off the road and into a body of water, where her vehicle promptly overturned.

The other driver, an 87-year-old man named Edward Bertulis, was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died moments later.

The crash reportedly took place around 2:15 pm on Tuesday in the town of Woodbury.

According to TMS Chris Berman was at a Giants vs. Mets game at Citi Field at the time.

He was informed of the crash by NYPD officers.  

Chris and Katherine have been married since 1983 and have two children together.

Details are scarce at present, but moments ago, ESPN President John Skipper publicly offered his condolences to the Berman family:

“This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend,” Skipper said in a statement.

“Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: he has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is to give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour.”

He concluded:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family.”

For decades, Berman has been one of ESPN’s most beloved personalities.

Specializing in football and baseball coverage, Chris Berman’s player nicknames and quirky catchphrases helped set the tone during the network’s early days and have endured him to millions of sports fans.

Condolences began to pour in from all corners of social media within minutes of the news of Katherine’s untimely death.

Our thoughts go out to the Berman family during this incredibly difficult time.