RB Kareem Hunt released from Chiefs following domestic violence incident

Kareem Hunt Released

RB Kareem Hunt released from the Kansas City Chiefs not long after the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has placed him on Commissioners exempt list.

A source connected to the NFL investigation tells TMZ … the league made multiple attempts to obtain the video, but was turned away. We’re told the league contacted the hotel, and was told it’s corporate policy to only turn surveillance video over to law enforcement.

We’re told the NFL also contacted Cleveland PD attempting to get the video, but was also denied.The source says the league’s investigation included reaching out to the alleged victim, who did not respond.

The Chiefs released the following statement on their website following Kareem Hunt released:

“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”

I can’t imagine any other scenario where Kareem Hunt plays again in the NFL.


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