NFL running back Kareem Hunt was caught on a hotel’s video surveillance system kicking and shoving a 19-year-old woman in a hallway. The incident happened back in February, but the video footage has just recently been released. Now reports say that Hunt has been cut from the Kansas City Chiefs.
“Hunt, 23, had helped propel the Chiefs to first place in the AFC with a 9-2 record, and had been seen as one of the team’s best shots of securing a Super Bowl title,” The Daily Mail writes.
“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “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 fact.”
Hunt’s career is now in question. After being cut from the Chiefs, Hunt was placed on the NFL Commissioner Exempt list. This means he can’t play or practice.
“I want to apologize for my actions,” Hunt said in a statement. “I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”
The damning footage showed Hunt and the woman in an altercation at 3:22 AM on February 10, 2018. They were fighting outside Hunt’s hotel apartment at Cleveland’s Metropolitan at the 9.
The fight had several participants. Despite Hunt’s role, there have been no charges filed related to the incident.
“He shoved me, he pushed me,” the woman told the police. “You can watch the video tapes, which I would like to see if that’s possible.”
“Also, I came down after and asked the clerk in the white shirt if I can call 911,” she added. “I’m not sure if that’s against the law to deny that to a person… I asked him three times, and he said ‘that’s what you get for being a s***.”
“Meanwhile, Kareem, the person who assaulted me, had my phone. I had no way of calling.”