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Kansas City Chiefs release Kareem Hunt following footage of him attacking a woman

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 21:40:15-05

(UPDATE: November 30, 6:33 p.m.): Following the footage of Kareem Hunt attacking a woman at a Cleveland hotel, the Kansas City Chiefs have released the running back from the team.

The Chief's have released an official statement regarding the incident:

“Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him. Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately.”

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New surveillance video obtained by TMZ Sports purportedly shows NFL player Kareem Hunt attacking a woman at a Cleveland hotel earlier this year. TMZ: Video shows NFL player Kareem Hunt attacking woman.

According to TMZ, "... Hunt is seen arguing with a 19-year-old woman outside of his room at The Metropolitan at the 9 at 3:22 AM on February 10, 2018. Hunt turns a corner and confronts the woman, shoving her hard. The woman strikes him back in the face ... and that's when Hunt goes berserk."

According to TMZ, Clark Hunt, the CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, for whom Kareem Hunt plays, said back in August that "he doubted Hunt would be suspended."

The Chiefs nor the NFL have yet commented on the video.