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20:10  02 december  2018
20:10  02 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt shown pushing, kicking woman in video from February released Friday

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt shown pushing, kicking woman in video from February released Friday TMZ sports has released video of Hunt’s altercation. UPDATE: 5:18 p.m. Arrowhead Time A source has told the Associated Press that Hunt appears to be headed to the league’s Commissioner Exempt List. AP Source: Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt appears headed to the NFL's Commissioner Exempt List, sidelining him while the league investigates a video of Hunt striking a woman in February. @APdaveskretta https://t.co/cJStnUaZVO pic.twitter.com/k6bn8cjQCy— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) November 30, 2018 UPDATE: 3:28 p.m. Arrowhead Time Hunt has been sent home by the team, per ESPN’s Dan Graziano.

(AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

(AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt has acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that Hunt was preparing to play Oakland this week when TMZ Sports posted the grainy, graphic security video Friday. In the course of a few hours, Hunt was

Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault© Icon Sportswire / Getty KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week.

During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL's reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it Friday.

In the course of a few hours, Hunt went from preparing for Sunday's game in Oakland to being sent home from the practice facility. He was then placed on the NFL's Commissioner Exemption List, summoned back to the team facility and told that he was being released.

Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video of February altercation emerges

Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video of February altercation emerges Chiefs release Kareem Hunt after video of February altercation emerges

Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt warms up for the team’s NFL football game against the Houston

Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman whom Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

"They believed that I lied to them. I lied to them," Hunt said. "They pretty much said we love you, everybody cares about you, and just we have to let you go. It was a tough conversation. And the Chiefs did what was right. I made a poor decision and I'm willing to take full responsibility."

In the grainy, graphic video, Hunt is seen getting into an argument with a woman and several men step in to hold him back. He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

The video brought immediate comparisons to the footage of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was seen punching out his then-fiancée in an elevator. That incident led to a lengthy legal saga, culminating in an investigation by Robert Mueller into the NFL's mishandling of it.

Will Chiefs star Kareem Hunt ever play in NFL again? It's the question we shouldn't be asking

Will Chiefs star Kareem Hunt ever play in NFL again? It's the question we shouldn't be asking Just as Ray Rice lost his job four years ago when video of his punch was made public, so too did Kareem Hunt lose his job with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

(AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged lying to the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

The league eventually hired more staff to conduct such investigations, and announced it would take a more active role in handling similar cases in the future.

The NFL made multiple attempts to obtain the video of Hunt, but the hotel said corporate policy only allowed the footage to be given to law enforcement. The NFL then contacted Cleveland police, but the department said Saturday it did not pursue the video because it was not a felony-level case.

When asked whether the NFL spoke directly to Hunt about it, he replied: "No, they have not."

Hunt said he'd just purchased an apartment in the Cleveland hotel and had several friends over, and that he did not know the woman involved in the assault. Hunt said the argument came at the end of "a long night" and that "it was just a disagreement. I honestly wanted her just to leave."

"That's not an excuse," he said. "I'm not that person in that video."

Hunt pointed out that he was raised by his mother and grandmother, and they "they always taught me well. I know right from wrong and I'm a person that always wants to make everyone happy."

Still, Hunt has been in trouble before. He was suspended during his junior season at Toledo for a violation of team rules, and he was accused of a second, unrelated assault over the summer.

As in the case with the hotel incident, no charges were filed in that case.

"I regret the entire thing, everything," Hunt said. "I'm going to take the time to better myself, learn from this, get some help if needed, talk to people and really just take this really serious."

Cleveland authorities investigating how NFL obtained Hunt's police report.
The Cleveland Division of Police has launched an internal investigation into how the department responded to the February incident involving former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein. The police announced the investigation Wednesday evening, stating that part of the probe involves looking into how the NFL obtained Hunt's police report without officially filing a records request. "Following an internal review, it has been determined that in February 2018 a member of the Cleveland Division of Police provided a copy of the police report involving the Feb.

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