Report: NFL, Chiefs did not see Kareem Hunt video prior to Friday
Neither the NFL nor the Kansas City Chiefs had seen the video of Kareem Hunt pushing and kicking a woman prior to its publication on Friday, according to a report.
Both NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that neither the league nor team had seen the video. Rapoport provides specifics, saying that the NFL made attempts to obtain the video but was denied. The league reportedly was told by the hotel it was corporate policy to turn the tape over to law enforcement, and police would not provide it to the league.
Neither the NFL, nor the #Chiefs, had seen the video before it was published today. I’m told the league made several attempts to obtain it. The hotel said it was corporate policy to only turn it over to law enforcement. Cleveland PD would not provide it to the league.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2018
Though the incident was reported in February, Hunt was never punished by the league. However, after video was published by TMZ Friday showing that Hunt had shoved and kicked the woman, the league placed Hunt on the commissioner’s exempt list, making him ineligible to play. They are re-investigating the case in the meantime.
Hunt will not be eligible to play in/attend games or practice with the Chiefs until he is removed from the list. He will be able to participate in meetings and team activities.