Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt appears to push and kick a woman in a surveillance video; NFL places running back on commissioner exempt list

Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt walks off the field prior to a game against the Rams on Nov. 19.
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt can be seen pushing and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel earlier this year in a surveillance video obtained by TMZ and published on the website Friday.

In response, the NFL has placed Hunt on the commissioner exempt list. He may not practice, play or attend games. The NFL’s investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public.

Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing last year as a rookie, has played all season for the Chiefs. He has rushed for 824 yards in 81 carries for seven touchdowns.

According to TMZ, the surveillance video was taken at The Metropolitan at the 9 at 3:22 a.m. on Feb. 10. In it, Hunt can be seen arguing with the woman and pushing her. After she strikes him in the face, he shoves her again and later pushes another man into her, knocking the woman to the ground.


Hunt later kicks the woman while she’s crouching on the ground.

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5:30 p.m.: This article was updated with details of Hunt being placed on the commissioner exempt list.

This article was originally published at 1:55 p.m.