Kareem Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night after a video surfaced through TMZ depicting Hunt shoving and kicking a woman. The incident was under examination back in February, during which Hunt has now confirmed that he was not truthful in his discussions with the team at the time.
“I didn’t tell them everything,” Hunt said. “I don’t blame them for anything. My actions caused this.”
The NFL never interviewed Hunt regarding the February incident, and a number of NFL owners are upset that he was not interviewed before, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The NFL has more recently said it “continues to pursue a complete understanding of the facts” and that its investigation would “include further attempts to speak to the complainants involved.”
Hunt led the NFL in rushing last season as a rookie with 1,327 yards. This season he sits in 5th with 824 rushing yards. He also has added 26 catches and 14 touchdowns as part of the high powered Kansas City offense which also features Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs are currently 10-2 after their Sunday win against the Oakland Raiders and sit atop the the AFC as the number 1 seed.
Kareem Hunt is only 23 and hopes that he will get another chance to play in the NFL, despite comparisons being drawn to Ray Rice’s situation. Rice did not play another NFL game after a video of his assault was released by TMZ. “I’ve worked for this my whole entire life,” Hunt said. ”I gave everything and sacrificed so much for this. I’ll do whatever I can to help win. That’s not me. That’s not the person I am. It’s out there. It happened. I’m very embarrassed about it. I’m ashamed of myself.”