Chiefs Cut Star Running Back After Video Surfaces Of Him Shoving, Kicking Woman
The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt after a video surfaced appearing to show him pushing and kicking a woman in a hotel hallway.
The video first surfaced Friday via the website TMZ and shows an incident from February at a Cleveland hotel. No arrests were made as a result of the incident and Hunt has not been charged, according to NFL.com.
The footage shows Hunt shoving the woman several times while people try to hold him back. At one point, the woman appears to stumble, and as she attempts to get up, Hunt kicks her back down.
“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. 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. We are releasing Kareem immediately,” the Chiefs said in a statement.
The Chiefs organization tweeted Friday night that the NFL and law enforcement were investigating the issue:
Statement from the Kansas City Chiefs on Kareem Hunt
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2018
You can watch the video here.