Clark Hunt Fires Back at Claim He Broke Promises to Chiefs Players

Clark Hunt claims he never promised facility upgrades to Chiefs players
Clark Hunt claims he never promised facility upgrades to Chiefs players / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Clark Hunt fired back against claims he broke promises to Chiefs players, referencing his pitiful 'F-' grade in the NFLPA's 2024 annual player's report card that saw Kansas City rank among the worst organizations in the league.

Players were reportedly frustrated that promised renovations to the locker room never came, though Hunt negated this claim, stating that he never said renovations were happening.

Speaking to The Athletic about the franchise's poor grade, Hunt denied the allegations against him.

Clark Hunt Dismissively Responds to F- NFLPA Report Card Grade

Regarding the claim that he promised locker room renovations and the subsequent revelation that those upgrades weren't made due to the Chiefs' deep playoff run, Hunt said, “I have spoken to some of our veteran players about that, and they’ve confirmed to me that it was miscommunication."

He continued, “Certainly, I personally never said anything to them about a renovation of the locker room. It was a misunderstanding.”

Former Chief Willie Gay Jr., who is now with the Saints after signing with New Orleans in free agency, seemed to support Hunt's side. According to Gay Jr., "No one ever said, ‘Hey, you guys get a renovation if you win a Super Bowl."

While acknowledging that the Chiefs' locker room is relatively small compared to other organizations, Andy Reid supported Hunt as well by saying, "Whatever they say about everything else, I give him an A-plus because he gives us an opportunity to win games."

With Hunt actively lobbying for an extension of a 3/8th-cent sales tax in Jackson County to help finance upgrades to GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, there has been a perception building that he's a cheap owner.

Hunt is not happy about that categorization and insists the team has a sound process in place to receive feedback from players. “We’ll certainly include the players in our thinking on the future of the training facility,” Hunt said. “We’ll want their input and we’ll seek that when the time is right.”

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