Kareem Hunt 'embarrassed' by video of attack on woman
- Author: Angelo Rivera Dec 05, 2018,
Dec 05, 2018, 0:44
This happened as a result of the video that recently surfaced, showing him kicking and shoving a woman outside a hotel room.
At just 23 years old, Hunt was already one of the NFL's most productive running backs.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, whose 10-2 team has fielded one of the NFL's most explosive offenses this season, addressed the decision to release Hunt after Sunday's win.
After getting pushed, Ottinger came back at Hunt and appeared to punch him in the face before several men hustle Hunt into a hallway and out of view of the camera. He then kicks her and causes her to fall over.
The alleged victim, Abigail Ottinger, a student at Kent State University, told Cleveland police on February 10 that she was "assaulted by a player and the man working at the desk refused to let her call the police and called her a slut", according to police records obtained by ABC News.
The NFL and the Chiefs said they could not obtain the video because the police and hotel would not cooperate. "I was in the wrong, I could've. I was raised by my mom and my grandma and it was just us", he said.
"It should surprise me, but it doesn't", National Coalition Against Violent Athletes founder Kathy Redmond told ESPN. "To see that, it's really tough, because I wish I would have handled it differently". That next stage starts Monday, when Hunt will learn by 4 p.m. ET if any of the other 31 teams have claimed him off waivers.
In the ESPN interview, Hunt confirmed that he was not honest with the Chiefs about the incident.
"It was just a long night", he said.
"I regret the entire thing", Hunt said.
Now they want to as well because with all the things the team has going well for them fans say, now's not the time to stop. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The team then talked to the NFL about it and were given assurances the league would look into it. An independent investigation - which was led by Robert Mueller, now the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - determined that there was no evidence the NFL had seen the Ray Rice video but that the league should have investigated more thoroughly.