The Chiefs have cut Kareem Hunt, and say he lied to the team when they spoke directly to him about this incident.
TMZ released a video of an incident from February in which the Kansas City Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back was shown shoving and kicking a 19-year-old woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel.
There’s no defense for this:
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2018
On Friday, a video emerged that showed an incident from last February 10 in which Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoved a 19-year-old woman, prompting her to hit him in the face, triggering him to shove one of his friends into her, knocking them both down and finally kicking her and knocking her over while she was crouching on the ground.
That video, published by TMZ Sports, reflected an incident that had been publicized months ago, and calls into question why the NFL, which reportedly has an in-house judicial process to investigate such matters, did not obtain the surveillance video from the hotel. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk opined, “Basically, the league either saw the video and did nothing (which isn’t good) or the league didn’t see the video because it failed to take steps to obtain it, thereby learning nothing from the Ray Rice fiasco (which isn’t good).”
Last June, TMZ reported that Hunt had punched a man in the face at the Bay Lodging Resort in Put-in-Bay, Ohio. The man declined to press charges.
Hunt has played every game this season; in August Chiefs owner Clark Hunt stated:
The team’s made up of a bunch of young men. They’re not always going to make the best decisions, but we have a strong support system, both with the coaching staff and also with our player development department that works with young guys and talks to them about the situations that they want to be in. Kareem is a young man, second year in the league, obviously had a very big year on the field last year. I’m sure he learned some lessons this offseason and hopefully won’t be in those kind of situations in the future. More
Disgusting. This kind of behavior should not be tolerated no matter how great of a player you are. He shouldn’t play another down in the NFL again. Why are people trying to defend this guy who kicked a teenager while on the ground? Bottom line, the guy is on video abusing a woman. Kudos to the Chiefs for doing the right thing.