Kareem Hunt Opens Up on Hitting Woman in Full ESPN Interview

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt

Hunt said during the interview that he may have anger issues and is seeking professional help, and that he isn't sure another National Football League team will give him an opportunity. Rice told NFL.com that he would've urged Hunt to consider whether it was "worth risking it all for a split-second decision - for something you know you can get out of", but acknowledged that Hunt might not have been "in his right mind" when he lashed out.

Reid referred to a statement the Chiefs issued upon releasing Hunt and said little other than to indicate that the decision to cut Hunt was a hard one.

No, it does matter. He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground.

As to the why he did what he did, apparently "some things were said".

"Some things were said that I did not like. I hope to move on from this".

Video of the February incident in a Cleveland hotel hallway surfaced on TMZ's website Friday. Soon after the video release, the Chiefs released Hunt.

The NFL's reigning rushing champion also said league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation.

However, a 19-year-old woman named Abigail Ottinger has alleged that Hunt has assaulted her around 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Metropolitan Hotel.

He said he wants to get treatment for it, but also says he has not tried to seek treatment.

Known as one of the brightest young skill players in the NFL - Kareem Hunt was a big part of what the Kansas City Chiefs were able to do week in and week out and why many considered them a Super Bowl contender. "It's out there. It happened". I'm really disappointed and embarrassed for myself, for my family. I don't blame them for everything. "I definitely believe I deserve forgiveness", Hunt said. "I was raised better than that". It was really tough to watch and I know I'm not that type of person.

The sad fact is, another team likely will give Hunt another chance.

The NFL placed Hunt on the commissioner's exempt list earlier Friday night.

Patrick Mahomes became friends with Kareem Hunt past year, when they were part of the same Kansas City Chiefs draft class.

But should he? Absolutely not. Make no mistake, KC didn't release the back because of what happened, the Chiefs let him go because it was on video and because Hunt lied to them. That was when the full gravity of his actions hit him, he said.

Hunt's punishment could come even though he may not face charges from either incident. You can't say you aren't that person when you clearly are that person. "He has a long life to live, this will be a defining moment, but it shouldn't be the moment that defines you".

Latest News