Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

National Football League investigating alleged second Kareem Hunt incident

National Football League investigating alleged second Kareem Hunt incident

The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.

The woman Kareem Hunt slammed down and kicked was initially gung-ho to press charges against the then-NFL superstar, but she's since gone silent.

Per NFL Network, Hunt faces more than the baseline six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, and the league is investigating the June incident, which could result in additional discipline.

On Friday, Hunt was preparing to play against the Oakland Raiders this weekend when the TMZ Sports website posted the grainy but graphic security video.

Tears streamed down Kareem Hunt's cheeks Friday evening after he learned of his fate with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team he had starred for in 2017 and '18.

"I regret not getting it all out there", Hunt said, asked what he regretted about the situation.

"If I could, I would want to tell her right now that I am sorry for my actions right now", Hunt said. "I'm so respectful to everyone and I made a bad decision at that time and I just hope that people will forgive me". Specifically, team executives wanted to view any potential video of the incident from February but, per a report from The Athletic's Nate Taylor, the National Football League reportedly told them to back off. He said that he had only met her once before the incident and didn't know how to get in touch with her.

Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt

The statement did not say whether the league attempted to contact Hunt.

He said several times he was "embarrassed" and insisted: "I know right from wrong". Teams continue to draft players who have a history of domestic violence - sometimes even players who have been seen on camera committing violence similar to Hunt and Rice. "We all care about you.' It was a tough conversation", Hunt said. It shows Hunt pushing a woman. "I know it's going to be hard". After being released by a 9-2 team with five games to go this season, Hunt stands to miss at least a chunk of 2019, too (provided a team gives him a chance that was denied Ray Rice).

The reason there's weren't any charges filed in February is because there were two police reports filed from the incident with one listing Hunt as a suspect and another that listed the woman as the suspect.

Hunt was not this forthcoming about the incident at the time of the transgression.

Hunt said he is "ashamed" and "embarassed". If he goes unclaimed, then Hunt will become a free agent. I'm asking for forgiveness and I definitely think I deserve forgiveness. With that said, the unnamed victim still has 18-months to bring her case to the Prosecutor's Office, before the motion expires.

As to the why he did what he did, apparently "some things were said".

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