Chiefs release running back Kareem Hunt after video surfaces of him assaulting woman

Ryan Hannable
November 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm

That didn't take long.

Just a few hours after video surfaced of Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt assaulting a woman in a Cleveland hotel last Februrary, the Chiefs released the 23-year-old. This came shortly after the NFL placed him on the Commissioner Exempt list.

“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt," the Chiefs 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.”

Hunt released a statement to a few outlets: “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”

It's worth wondering if Hunt ever plays a game in the NFL again.

As it relates to the Patriots, this certainly impacts the Chiefs for the rest of the season. As of now they are the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while the Patriots are No. 2.

Kansas City travels to Oakland this Sunday.

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