Star running back Kareem Hunt was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs following a video that was released following an incident in which Hunt was seen shoving a woman in February.
Shortly before Hunt was released by the Chiefs the NFL had announced that Hunt had been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list.
Friday was the first time the video was publicized after multiple outlets were made aware of the February incident. TMZ released the video that showed Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel.
The Chiefs released a statement saying, “at that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions.The video released today confirms that face. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”
During the video, it is made aware that Hunt and the women are trading words in the hallway and are separated by multiple people on more than one occasion. Hunt was then seen pushing the woman who retaliates by hitting him in the face. As two men escort Hunt down the hallway, Hunt collided with a man who knocked over the woman before Hunt was seen kicking her in the leg.
TMZ reported that prosecutors had access to the hotel’s surveillance video, and the hotel, in a statement to ABC News.
Neither the Chiefs nor the NFL were aware of the video prior to it being publicized on Friday. However, the league tried multiple times to obtain the video. However, due to corporate policy the hotel could only turn the video over to law enforcement.
Hunt led the NFL in rushing yards as a rookie with 1,327 and eight touchdowns which ultimately helped Kansas City make the playoffs. However, the former Toledo running back had more trouble off the field after being accused of punching a man in the face.
Following the recent release, Hunt said, “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”