Kareem Hunt admits he lied to Chiefs, confirms NFL never spoke to him
Kareem Hunt took responsibility on Sunday for his actions in a physical altercation he had with a woman back in February, and he also admitted to not being truthful with the Kansas City Chiefs about what took place.
In an interview with ESPN’s Lisa Salters, Hunt apologized and said he is “extremely embarrassed” by the video that shows him shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel in Cleveland where he was living earlier this year. He also said he does not blame the Chiefs for cutting him.
“The Chiefs are right. I didn’t tell them everything. I don’t blame them for anything,” he said. “My actions caused this. … I didn’t tell them the video part. I didn’t say anything about too much of that.”
There have been reports that the reason Hunt was so enraged is that the woman used a racial slur against him, but the 23-year-old would neither confirm nor deny that.
“It was just a long night. It doesn’t really matter what happened,” Hunt said. “I was in the wrong. I could have taken responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to deescalate the situation.
“There was definitely some things that were said and did that I did not like. That’s not an excuse. That person in that video did not deserve that.”
Hunt said he didn’t know the woman and that he had just met her that night.
As for the NFL’s investigation (or lack thereof), Hunt confirmed reports that the league never interviewed him about the incident. He said no league officials ever spoke with him about anything having to do with it.
Hunt could be facing a suspension longer than six games because of his alleged involvement in a separate incident during the offseason, but he is clearly hoping to get another chance in the NFL by holding himself accountable.