Kareem Hunt has been released by the Kansas City Chiefs following the publishing of a video kicking and pushing a woman. The incident allegedly took place last February and was published by TMZ yesterday.
The Chiefs had spoken to Hunt about the incident at the time, but following the release of the video, they have released him on the basis that he had been less than wholly truthful during the initial conversation.
Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt,” a team spokesman said in a statement.
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.
Cleveland Police told NFL.com that no arrests were made in the incident and Hunt has not been charged.
Hunt has also been placed on the Commissioner Exempt list by the NFL - meaning he can not practice, play or attend games.
The Chiefs are among the favourites to win the Superbowl, and are 9-2 so far this season.