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December 11, 2018

Video shows Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt attacking woman in hotel incident

November 30, 2018
Video shows Kareem Hunt in a physical altercation with a woman over the offseason. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoved a woman, pushed another man into her and kicked her during a physical altercation at a Cleveland hotel in February, newly unveiled video shows.

The incident had been reported in February, but video had not been publicly released until TMZ published surveillance footage from The Metropolitan hotel on Friday.




The video shows Hunt exchanging words with the 19-year-old woman inside a hallway at the hotel at around 3:22 a.m. on Feb. 10, before he pushes her, causing others to restrain him.

The woman then appeared to hit Hunt in the face. The others continued to hold Hunt back, and at one point he managed to break free and knocked another man into the woman, causing them to both fall to the ground.

Toward the end of the video, Hunt can be seen walking up to the woman and kicking her in the leg.

Neither the Chiefs or the NFL have suspended Hunt, who is currently in his second season. The Chiefs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The woman’s accusation that Hunt pushed and shoved her was first reported in February. He was also accused of punching a man in the face at a resort in Ohio in June.

“I’ve learned from it,” Hunt said of his alleged offseason incidents, “and I’m focused on football.”

A short, second video posted by TMZ on Friday shows a shirtless Hunt identifying himself to police as “Kareem” after they arrived at the scene of the hotel altercation.

Footage of the woman speaking to police — her identity has not been revealed — was also published by the website. She told officers that she and her friend were trying to figure out how to get home when Hunt came outside and “shoved” and “pushed” her.

She said she’d only met Hunt earlier that day, and that the NFL player had her phone.

One of Hunt’s friends, meanwhile, contended to police that the woman and her friend were “overly drunk” and that they refused to go home when he asked them to leave from outside their hotel room. He claims one of the women attacked him and used the N-word toward him.

He added that the woman left her phone in her room.

The incident occurred roughly four years after another high-profile NFL running back, former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, punched his then-girlfriend inside an elevator at a casino in Atlantic City in February 2014.

Rice was initially only suspended by the NFL for two games. Video of that incident was then published by TMZ in September 2014, and he was released by the Ravens.




The NFL suspended Rice indefinitely soon afterward, but the league garnered tremendous criticism for giving him such a light suspension originally. The NFL said at the time that the video had not been made available to them.

Rice has not played in the NFL since.

Hunt, 23, emerged as a key piece of the Chiefs offense during his rookie season in 2017, running for 1,327 yards to lead the NFL. He has rushed for 824 yards and scored 14 total touchdowns in 2018 for the 10-1 Chiefs.

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