Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt after a video released on Friday by TMZ showed him shoving and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel.
Prior to the announcement, Hunt, the 2017 co-rookie of the year, was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt list.
While on the list, Hunt will not be able to practice, play or attend games, should he be signed by a team.
In the February 10th video, Hunt and the woman are seen yelling at each other, before being separated by several people. Hunt then pushes the woman, who hits him in the face.
Two men escort Hunt away from the woman. Hunt charges out, colliding with a man, who knocks the woman over.
Hunt then kicks the woman in the leg.
Cleveland Police were called to the hotel, but no arrests were made.
The NFL said its investigation, which began in February, will now include the TMZ video, which it previously did not have.
In statement posted on Twitter, the Chiefs said the organization was aware of the allegations against Hunt. During their investigation, Hunt spoke with management and the team now says it is evident Hunt lied.
Hunt was at practice when the video was released, but was sent home after it came out, source’s tell ESPN.
Hunt told ESPN “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”
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