The Kansas City Chiefs have released star running back Kareem Hunt, saying that he lied about kicking and shoving a 19-year-old woman during an altercation that was caught on video. Video footage of the incident at a Cleveland hotel in February emerged on Friday, and the Chiefs said in a statement that the footage proved that Hunt had been ‘untruthful’ with investigators.
The Chiefs said that Hunt would be released ‘immediately’. Hunt, 23, had helped propel the Chiefs to first place in the AFC with a 9-2 record, and had been seen as one of the team’s best shots of securing a Super Bowl title. It is now unclear whether he will ever play again. In addition to being cut from the Chiefs, Hunt has been placed on the NFL Commissioner Exempt list, meaning he is barred from practicing, playing in or attending games. Hunt responded to being cut in a statement to ESPN, saying: ‘I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.’
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