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NFL didn’t “formally” seek records until Kareem Hunt video hit web, Chiefs never did per report (A timeline since Friday)

TMZ sports has released video of Hunt’s altercation.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, 5:42 p.m. Arrowhead Time

The Kansas City Star reports the NFL didn’t “formally” seek records until the Kareem Hunt video was published by TMZ Sports on Friday. The Chiefs never did.

UPDATE: Monday, 3:40 p.m. Arrowhead Time

A report of a third offseason incident involving Kareem Hunt, this one from January at Mosaic Nightclub in Kansas City, has emerged. The report also involved former Chiefs running back George Atkinson, who was cut in April.

UPDATE: Monday, 4:14 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Hunt is officially a free agent, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

UPDATE: Monday, 3:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time

It looks like no team has claimed former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

UPDATE: Sunday evening, after the Chiefs’ 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders.

ANDY REID: “I know you’re probably going to have some questions about Kareem [Hunt], so I’m going to help you forget about those questions right quick. Listen, we made the decision that we made. We put out a statement to explain that situation. And as we’ve done in the past when things come up, that’s where we go. We handle it within and we handle it with the person that has been affected, so we’ve done all of those things and I’ll leave it with you with that. I don’t want to get away or anything to distract from how tough a place this is to play. The guys, my locker room leadership overcoming the situation that we had there, which can be a distraction, handled it the right way and stepped up today in a place that we haven’t always come out with this kind of result, so I’m proud of the guys in the locker room and the coaches for doing that.”

UPDATE: Sunday, 10:31 a.m. Arrowhead Time

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports that multiple league executives expect Hunt to go unclaimed on waivers.

UPDATE: Sunday, 10 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Hunt sits down with ESPN’s Lisa Salters on Sunday NFL Countdown.

UPDATE: Sunday, 5:14 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Hunt is facing more than a six-game suspension, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

UPDATE: Saturday, 7:13 p.m. Arrowhead Time

The Athletic’s Nate Taylor recounts what happened at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday. Per Taylor, the Chiefs told Hunt he would never play in a Chiefs uniform again, but they are doing what they can to ensure has an opportunity to remain in the league moving forward.

UPDATE: Saturday, 5:17 p.m. Arrowhead Time

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter announces Hunt will appear on NFL Countdown on Sunday at 10 a.m. Arrowhead Time.

UPDATE: Saturday, 12:22 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Sports Illustrated reported Under Armour has “parted ways” with Hunt.

UPDATE: Friday, 7:52 p.m. Arrowhead Time

The Kansas City Chiefs have released Kareem Hunt.

UPDATE: Friday, 7:35 p.m. Arrowhead Time

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting neither the Chiefs nor the NFL had seen the video before it was published by TMZ Sports earlier Friday.

UPDATE: Friday, 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Rapoport confirmed the Associated Press’ earlier report, saying that Hunt has been placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List. Rapoport adds that the league has begun an investigation into the February incident.

UPDATE: Friday, 5:18 p.m. Arrowhead Time

A source has told the Associated Press that Hunt appears to be headed to the league’s Commissioner Exempt List.

UPDATE: Friday, 3:28 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Hunt has been sent home by the team, per ESPN’s Dan Graziano.


TMZ Sports released a video Friday afternoon of Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman back in February of this year.

Reports of the incident emerged in February, via Cleveland.com:

A Middleburg Heights woman told police that Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt “shoved and pushed” her in a weekend dispute at The Metropolitan at the 9 in downtown Cleveland, according to a police report.

According to the report, Hunt was never arrested or charged for the incident.

Back in early August, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said he did not anticipate the league would suspend Kareem, but as we have seen with these situations in the past, video providing visible evidence of wrongdoing can change that.

The belief among reporters is that the Chiefs found out about the video when TMZ Sports released it. They have yet to release a statement.