Chiefs move on after Kareem Hunt’s release

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Following the offseason incident which was captured on a video later released by TMZ, Hunt went to the Kansas City Chiefs and gave his version of what happened. That person in that video did not deserve that.

As several people, including another woman, appeared to grab Hunt to keep him away from Ottinger, Hunt is seen kicking her as she squats on the floor, knocking her to the ground again.

"I lied to them. I wish I would have handled it differently".

To make matters even more worse for the second year running back, there was an allegation that he also punched a man in the face at a resort in OH 4 months after the incident with the woman.

After the video was released, the Chiefs chose to release Hunt, citing the fact he wasn't completely honest with them.

Hunt hadn't seen the footage - he didn't even know it existed, he said - until it came out on Friday. It reached out to the alleged victim and a friend of hers "on multiple occasions", but they did not respond, officials said. The NFL said in a statement Friday it began investigating "immediately" after the incident in February.

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Hunt confirmed that in his interview with ESPN, which aired Sunday, and extended an apology to the team. Later that day, they released Hunt, the NFL's leading rusher last season as a rookie.

The idea that TMZ somehow has the ability to find videos that the NFL-with its army of former Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and cops on the security payroll-cannot strains credulity. There is no doubt they need a running back.

The incident is an ugly echo of the 2014 Ray Rice case, when it took the infamous video of Rice striking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer going public on TMZ for the league to take action beyond a slap on the wrist. An independent investigation by Robert Mueller III revealed inadequacies in the league's investigation.

The league hired more staff to conduct such investigations, and announced it would take a more active role in handling similar cases in the future. But according to several reports, the National Football League had seen the video but didn't act until it became public - and until it faced intense public blowback over what many fans perceived as a light punishment for Rice. Nor did it contact the Ravens for more information.

This article was written by Cindy Boren, a reporter for The Washington Post.

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