Kareem Hunt Apologizes for Assault, Still Wants Another NFL Shot

Elena Summers
December 3, 2018

"I lied to them", Hunt said. He shoves her several times - at one point knocking her to the ground and then kicking her - as other people try to break up the fight. "I am extremely embarrassed for that video".

The video, obtained by TMZ, is from inside a hotel in Cleveland back in February. He was then placed on the NFL's Commissioner Exemption List, summoned back to the team facility and told that he was being released.

Hunt said that he was never approached by the NFL to talk about the February incident, and according to league sources, the NFL did reach out to the woman and her friend multiple times, but were unsuccessful in talking to them. He's since been released by the Kansas City Chiefs and his career is in doubt. "Kareem was not truthful in those discussions", the Chiefs said.

He was not asked during the ESPN interview about Hunt's role in a separate incident in June in which he allegedly punched a man at an OH resort. I didn't tell them about the video. "I didn't tell them everything, and I don't blame them for anything. My actions caused this".

"I deeply regret what I did". Everything. I'm going to take the time to better myself and learn from this.

As Hunt was dealing with the shock of his contract being terminated, he also was given an.


According to NFL.com, the league is investigating an allegation that Hunt punched a man in the face while visiting an OH resort in June. Consistent with standard investigatory practices, the National Football League continues to pursue a complete understanding of the facts.

"It was just a disagreement", he said. I honestly just wanted her to leave.

The problem for Hunt is that it's going to be hard to argue that the February incident was a one-time lapse in judgement if he went out and punched a guy in the face just four months later.

Hunt hadn't seen the footage - he didn't even know it existed, he said - until it came out on Friday.

Hunt said he was raised right by his family and that the incident was out of character for him. "I'm sure he learned some lessons this off-season and hopefully won't be in those kinds of situations in the future", he said.

"I don't want to get anything to distract from how tough a place this is to play [and] my locker room leadership overcoming the situation we had there, which can be a distraction, and [they] stepped up today in a place that we haven't always come out with this kind of result". He was drafted in 2017 in the third round (86th overall) after playing for the University of Toledo in Ohio. He asked for forgiveness in the ESPN interview - and said he believed he deserved it.

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