Chiefs move on after Kareem Hunt’s release

Video of the February incident in a Cleveland hotel hallway surfaced on TMZ's website Friday.

Hunt, 23, who led the National Football League in rushing in 2017 as a rookie, was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs Friday night after a surveillance video emerged showing the star running back pushing, striking and kicking a young woman.

It was a pretty mature response from Mahomes, especially given him and Hunt are both 23-years-old and were part of the same Chiefs draft class. Mahomes clearly understands the severity of Hunt's actions and is aware that they have no place on a football team.

"Peer-to-peer, I would definitely try to help him figure out, 'How can we start dealing with the underlying problems in your life?'" Rice said. And uh, my mother raised me right. "I could have taken responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the whole situation", Hunt said.

He also said that if he saw the woman in the video again he would say "I am sorry for my actions that night".

That changed soon after the video was posted, with the league placing Hunt on the Commissioner Exemption List and then the Chiefs releasing Hunt shortly after that. "I regret the entire thing and I'm gonna take the time to you know, like I said, better myself and learn from this".

David Eulitt  GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA  AFP
David Eulitt GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA AFP

According to TMZ, the woman that Hunt slammed down and kicked was initially ready to press charges against the ex-NFLer, but she's since gone ghost.

Hunt spoke to ESPN's Lisa Salters on Sunday morning in his first public comments since being released by the Chiefs.

"Days after the incident, sources told us Hunt punched the resort guest in the face after he had been partying all weekend long at the pool and DJ booth". "The video shows it". I felt like I let the Chiefs down, my family down, those players down. "It was just a disagreement, and I honestly wanted her just to leave".

"They believed that I lied to them". He told ESPN that he regrets kicking a woman after an argument turned violent and that he is "very embarrassed about it". Police said they did not see the video until it was made public.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win. The NFL delivered a swift statement on the matter claiming their investigation was, "consistent with standard investigatory practices..."



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