The Kansas City Chiefs made a statement on Friday night, cutting All-Pro rusher Kareem Hunt in response to the video released by TMZ which showed the 23-year-old shoving and kicking a woman at a Cleveland hotel.
The immediate aftermath left no uncertainty--the Chiefs would not tolerate such behavior. Kansas City did the unthinkable and cut their star running back in the midst of a potential Super Bowl run.
Chiefs statement about releasing RB Kareem Hunt: pic.twitter.com/kNVnM00mub— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2018
Hunt effectively lied to the Chiefs about the incident, and the video released by TMZ confirmed their worst fears. Faced with this betrayal, Kansas City felt they had no other choice.
Hunt and his agent released a statement as well following the Chiefs shocking decision.
Statement from former Chiefs’ RB Kareem Hunt to ESPN: “I want to apologize for my actions. I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2018
Hunt's statement is short and sweet, as the running back doesn't want to upset more of the NFL fan base that's spent the majority of the day ridiculing him (and for good reason). For now, Hunt has been placed on the commissioner's exempt list and will wait for the NFL to conduct an investigation into this new information.
Considering the Chiefs reaction, a suspension isn't out of the question.