Kareem Hunt, the star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, was never arrested or punished for an altercation that took place in February of this year in a hotel with a 19-year-old woman.
But I have a feeling that’s about to change with this video that TMZ just got their hands on:
TMZ Sports has obtained video of Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt shoving, bull-rushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel back in February.
Kareem has not missed a single game this season despite the incident happening MONTHS before the 2018 NFL season kicked off … and team CEO Clark Hunt publicly stated in August he doubted Hunt would be suspended.
In the video, Hunt is seen arguing with a 19-year-old woman outside of his room at The Metropolitan at the 9 at 3:22 AM on February 10, 2018.
Hunt turns a corner and confronts the woman, shoving her hard. The woman strikes him back in the face … and that’s when Hunt goes berserk.
As friends try to hold him back, the 2017 Pro Bowler — who led the league in rushing yards — explodes and knocks one of his friends into the woman … who both go flying into a wall.
Both Kareem’s male friend and the woman appear dazed — but Kareem makes his way over to the female and kicks her while she’s crouching on the ground … knocking her over.
Police were called to the scene but no arrests were made. According to police reports, obtained by TMZ Sports, surveillance video from the hotel was obtained by law enforcement. We’re told that video is part of the evidence that was submitted to prosecutors.
Still, cops did not arrest Hunt and no charges were filed because officers say they were unable to determine if a crime had been committed.
At the time of the incident, the woman told police the whole thing started because Kareem kicked her out of his room after she refused to hook up with one of the men in Kareem’s entourage.
Kareem’s friends told cops the woman had gone crazy when asked to leave and called Kareem the n-word … and then struck one of Kareem’s female friends once things turned physical.
Unclear why the NFL has not taken any action against Hunt. We reached out to the league to find out if they pursued the video. We also reached out to cops to find out if the NFL contacted them about the footage as well.
We reached out to the NFL for comment — so far, no word back.
It’s not Ray Rice in an elevator, but it’s definitely not good. It’s hard to say who exactly provoked who, but clearly the video shows Hunt shoving her before she hits him in the face. And that bullrush….dang. They did look woozy trying to get up off the floor. And then he kicks her and knocks her down again after the bullrush? C’mon, that’s a total loser thing to do.
TMZ has video statements from both the woman and one of the guys in Hunt’s entourage if you wanna hear what they have to say.
I can’t believe that, given this video, that the NFL hasn’t punished Hunt for at least a few games. He could have walked back into his hotel room instead of shoving that girl. His entourage clearly felt like he needed to be held back. But he resisted all of them and let his temper get the best of them.
Just as with Ray Rice, I expect now that the public has seen this video the NFL won’t be able to ignore it for any longer.
Kareem Hunt has been released by the Chiefs.
BREAKING: The Chiefs have released RB Kareem Hunt.— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) December 1, 2018
The team put out a statement citing that today's leaked video confirms he was not truthful with management after an altercation with a woman in February.
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Then there’s this moron:
The Chiefs just released Kareem Hunt after the release of the video with his altercation with a suspected white supremacist female. If you take a good look at the video, Hunt is not "brutalizing" or "beating" the woman up at all.— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) December 1, 2018
This pathetic idiot just makes up facts to fit his myopic political agenda and peddles it to his witless followers. Good thing we don’t have people like that on our side. Also, #MAGA!!
UPDATE 2 (TRS):
I think the NFL must answer some serious questions. Did they see the video before now? If so, why did they wait until it went public before suspending him?
Also, this is a good question:
At some point, if knowing that doing something like this is just plain wrong and unacceptable isn’t enough, then how about asking yourself if an emotional outburst is worth millIons. pic.twitter.com/TtE2JH9fTu
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 1, 2018