Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

The Kansas City Chiefs have released running back Kareem Hunt 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 video shows Hunt being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground, where he proceeds to kick her.

Not only is Kareem Hunt under NFL investigation for the incident that took place back in February, but it appears that the league is also looking into a second incident involving Hunt that took place during the offseason.

But after the Chiefs' first game without Hunt, Mahomes voiced more clearly than any of his teammates or coach Andy Reid the reason Hunt needed to go.

Hunt admitted that he lied to the Chiefs about his role in the February incident with the woman, which was reported by local media outlets shortly after it occurred.

Over four years after his own release for a domestic-violence incident, former Ravens running back Ray Rice knows Kareem Hunt needs some help.

Speaking to the media after Sunday's 40-33 win over the Raiders, Mahomes admitted to reaching out to Hunt before the game. "I want to just make sure nothing like this happens again". The video posted by TMZ comes at a sensitive time for the Chiefs and the National Football League when it comes to domestic violence. If he got the chance to speak to the woman in the video, he said, he would say: "I am sorry for my actions that night".

No charges were filed from the altercation, though two police reports were created. He can not serve his suspension until claimed by a team. "So if there was just words, you can back out of that situation". I made a poor decision.

Of course, Hunt isn't even on a roster right now after being cut by the Chiefs.

Hunt admitted that anger "could be an issue" and that he wants to get treatment, and Rice told NFL Network on Saturday that he would offer his help and experience in moving forward. Hunt is current on the commissioner's exempt list, which means he can not report to a team facility. The NFL placed him on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List, which would prevent him from playing.

In the wake of the Rice video and widespread criticism of the league, the NFL Players Association set up a commission to investigate domestic violence and how the league could address it. "I think I deserve it because if you really know me and everybody that I'm really close to - I've had woman really close women that are friends and everybody. I made a bad decision at that time and I just hope that people forgive me".

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