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.
Here’s a LINK TO THE VIDEO.
The @Chiefs have released Kareem Hunt. With him on the Exempt List it is hard to fathom a scenario where he plays anywhere this season. If ever again. Ray Rice never got another workout, much less an offer
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 1, 2018
#Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt was placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, which takes him off the field going forward following a video of him pushing and kicking a woman being released by TMZ.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2018