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Kareem Hunt admits he didn't tell Chiefs everything, doesn't blame them for release: 'I am extremely embarrassed by that video'

Ryan Hannable
December 02, 2018 - 11:22 am

In an exclusive interview with ESPN Sunday morning, former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt spoke on the incident last February where he pushed and kicked a woman outside of his Cleveland home. 

TMZ released video of what happened Friday afternoon and Hunt said that was the first time he saw the video as well.

“I want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions," he said. "It’s been a tough time for me. I am extremely embarrassed by that video.”

Hunt said he does not really know the woman involved, and has not reached out to him since because he really doesn't know her.

“On the video that is not me. That’s not the person I am," he said. "… I am very embarrassed and ashamed for myself. I want to do whatever it takes to earn people’s trust back and show I am a really good guy.”

“If I could, I want to tell her right now I am sorry for my actions that night," Hunt added.

Hunt also confirmed the NFL did not reach out to him when they investigated the incident months ago.

On Friday night, the NFL placed him in the Commissioner's Exempt List and then shortly thereafter he was released by the Chiefs where in a statement they noted he lied to them.

“The Chiefs are right. I didn’t tell them everything," he said. "I don’t blame them for anything. My actions caused this.”

Hunt added: “I felt like I let the Chiefs down, my family down, those players down. They are like my brothers.”

The former Chiefs running back said he plans on seeking counseling for anger management and is hopeful another NFL team will take a chance on him.

“Honestly, I really don’t know right now. I hope so. … If I get another shot, the team won’t regret it," said Hunt.

NFL teams will have a chance to claim him off waivers Monday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter does not believe that will happen.

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