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SportCleveland police investigate response to Kareem Hunt incident, NFL access to records

17:30  06 december  2018
17:30  06 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Kareem Hunt reportedly enters counseling for alcohol, anger management

Kareem Hunt reportedly enters counseling for alcohol, anger management The former Chiefs running back is being investigated by the NFL for three separate violent incidents that occurred in the past year. He was released by Kansas City on Nov. 30 after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in Cleveland at The Metropolitan at the 9 in February. It was later revealed that he allegedly punched a man in the face in June and attacked a man at a nightclub in January.

The NFL is investigating former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt for allegedly punching a man at an Ohio resort in June, four months after the Cleveland hotel incident that led to Hunt 's release last week, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Hunt was not disciplined by the NFL following either incident .

The police report says Hunt told Cleveland police that he was asleep during the fight. The NFL also did not ask for information regarding the incident until the day Cleveland police never obtained the hotel’s surveillance video and did not assign the case to a detective for follow-up because the woman

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Cleveland police are opening an internal investigation into the response of Kareem Hunt's case and allegations of assault after a video from a February incident was released last week showing him shoving and kicking a woman in a hotel hallway.

“The Cleveland Division of Police is conducting an internal investigation regarding the overall response to the February 10, 2018 incident,” Cleveland police said in a statement.

One item the police are investigating is how the NFL obtained a copy of the Feb. 10 assault report, though the organization did not file an official records request.

Cleveland police hadn't seen Kareem Hunt video before it was released, spokesperson says

Cleveland police hadn't seen Kareem Hunt video before it was released, spokesperson says A spokesperson with the Cleveland Police Department told USA Today “detectives only follow up on felonies. This is a misdemeanor.” The video is believed to document an incident between Hunt and the woman that occurred in February. Police reports were taken at the time, but no arrests were made and no one was charged the night of the altercation. MORE: Former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson is 'really f—ing upset' with Kareem Hunt | Chiefs release RB Kareem Hunt after video surfaces of alleged February altercation The Chiefs released Hunt hours after the release of the video.

The National Football League and Kansas City Chiefs do not appear to have asked the city of Cleveland for documents or material related to Kareem Although the Chiefs suspended Hunt in February and the NFL said it was investigating the incident , neither group seemed to ask Cleveland

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. The league uses a standard investigative process in such cases in which witnesses, complainants and the police are contacted before the player is.

"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 February 10, 2018 assault incident at The 9 to a representative from the National Football League," the police said in a statement. "The report did not go through the official public records request process."

According to previous public records reviewed by The Kansas City Star, it appeared the NFL had not filed an official request for the records until Nov. 30, the day TMZ posted video of the incident on its website. Additionally, the Chiefs never made a formal request for the assault report, according to public records reviewed by The Star.

The NFL released a statement Tuesday, responding to reports claiming the league did not file an official request for the records until TMZ released the video last Friday. The league explained how it had obtained the written reports and that the information was prepared by the officers who responded to the incident in February.

Video surfaces of Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt's alleged February altercation with woman

Video surfaces of Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt's alleged February altercation with woman TMZ obtained video of the incident and released it Friday, showing multiple views of Hunt appearing to shove a woman several times. He is held back and restrained by multiple men, but he continues to push back against them and then knocks one of the men against the woman as they both fall to the floor. The end of the video shows Hunt appearing to kick the woman as she’s hunched over on the ground. The video doesn't identify the woman, but it's believed to be connected to a woman who came forward after an incident that occurred Feb. 10.

(AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged that he misled the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that 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

The Kareem Hunt saga continues. According to NFL Media, the former Chiefs running back is being investigated for a separate incident in which he The NFL later released a statement, confirming the " investigation began immediately following the incident in February" and that the league "continues

"We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers and requested surveillance video immediately upon learning of the incident in February," NFL vice president Brian McCarthy said in a statement, via NBC News.

"In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property. We also obtained and reviewed the material developed by the police, which included the written reports prepared by the officers who responded to the incident, and later the interviews that were recorded by bodycams and the recordings of the 911 calls."

The Chiefs released Hunt last Friday after seeing the video released by TMZ. The footage doesn't identify the woman, but it is believed to be connected to an individual who came forward after an incident that occurred Feb. 10. Abigail Ottinger, 19, claimed she was "pushed and shoved" during a dispute in Cleveland, alleging to police that Hunt assaulted her around 3:45 a.m. on a Saturday outside his hotel apartment, according to Cleveland.com.

Chiefs owner says team was aware of alleged Kareem Hunt nightclub attack

Chiefs owner says team was aware of alleged Kareem Hunt nightclub attack “We did know about all three of the incidents he’d had in the offseason," Clark Hunt said. "They’d all been reported to the NFL."

NFL owners are 'irate' that the league never spoke to Kareem Hunt while investigating a physical altercation he had with a woman. A disturbing video of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman during an off-season altercation surfaced Friday.

League investigators did not contact any of the police officers who investigated the incident , the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office, or the Revel to attempt to An NFL spokesman declined comment when emailed this question: "Why didn't the league interview Kareem Hunt after the alleged assault?"

Police responded to the scene, but charges were not filed and no arrests were made "because officers say they were unable to determine if a crime had been committed," according to TMZ.

The woman told police in February that the argument started when she refused to hook up with a member of Hunt’s entourage, TMZ reported.

Kareem Hunt being investigated over separate punching incident, report says.
Hunt, released by the Chiefs on Friday after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman, allegedly punched a man in the face in June. The report noted Hunt was not arrested and does not face any charges at this time. Hunt was released by Kansas City on Friday after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in Cleveland at The Metropolitan at the 9 in February. The Chiefs acknowledged they were aware of an altercation involving Hunt, but were lied to about the details.

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