Kansas City Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut the star running back within hours.
In his first comments since the revelation of the video Dec. 1, the team's owner also said that the Chiefs were aware of two other offseason incidents involving Hunt, but not the extent of them.
"We'd had some issues with Kareem not being truthful with what happened that night [in Cleveland] and we really felt in everybody's interest we head in another direction," Clark Hunt said Sunday.
The other two incidents occurred in January at a downtown Kansas City nightclub and in June at an Ohio resort. No criminal charges were filed in any of the cases, and Clark Hunt said all of them were referred to the NFL for investigation. The league did not hand down any punishment until TMZ Sports posted the security footage from the Cleveland hotel, at which point Hunt was put on the NFL's exempt list.
The Chiefs then announced within minutes they were releasing the NFL's reigning rushing champion.
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