Hunt was sent home and placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list after TMZ Sports released footage on Friday that appeared to show Hunt attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel last February.

By Emily Caron
November 30, 2018

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was reportedly sent home from the team facility on Friday and placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list after video surfaced that appeared to show the star running back attacking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, ESPN reports

Hunt was seen leaving the facility just 20 minutes after TMZ Sports released footage from the hotel, where Hunt was involved in an incident last February.

The video shows Hunt arguing with a woman, Abigail Ottinger, a 19-year-old Kent State student, in the hotel's hallway. During the altercation, Hunt is seen shoving Ottinger, who hits him in the face. After friends try to hold back Hunt, he pushes one of them into Ottinger, causing both individuals to fall. Later in the video when Ottinger is crouched on the ground after trying to get up, Hunt is seen kicking her.

Police were called to the hotel but no one was arrested and no charges were filed. The kick from Hunt, which is shown in the video, was reportedly not included in police reports by either party.

Hunt is reportedly being placed on the Commissioner's Exempt List as the video is further investigated, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The NFL issued a brief statement saying, "The NFL’s investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public today."

Pursuant to the NFL's personal conduct policy, "A player who is placed on the Commissioner Exempt List may not practice or attend games, but with the club's permission he may be present at the club's facility on a reasonable basis for meetings, individual workouts, therapy and rehabilitation, and other permitted non-football activities."

It is unclear whether the NFL or the Chiefs tried to pursue hotel surveillance footage of the incident, which was initially reported in February. Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing yards last season and reached the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, was never suspended by the NFL for the incident.

The Chiefs have not issued a statement in response to Friday's developments.

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