Kareem Hunt admits to lying to Chiefs about hotel assault

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt runs away from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram. | Ed Zurga  AP

Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt runs away from Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram. | Ed Zurga AP

"At the same time, I know we have to move forward".

In the grainy, graphic video, Hunt is seen getting into an argument with a woman and several men step in to hold him back.

Hunt elected against delving into what happened between himself and the woman in the video prior to the incident caught on tape.

The Chiefs said in a statement that the team was made... At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue, " the Chiefs said. "If I could (contact her), I want to tell her right now that I am sorry for my actions that night". I know it's going to be hard. "I made a bad choice and I'm not going to let this bring me down".

Incredibly, Hunt was not even interviewed and went on to play 11 games this season before the bombshell TMZ post. The footage shows Hunt pushing Ottinger as a man attempts to get between them and separate them. Based on his age and statistical production compared to other running backs through two seasons, Hunt was projected to receive a four-year contract worth roughly $45 million when he hit the free agent market in 2021, according to calculations by Spotrac, the online sports contract database. Hunt says he hopes he can clear his name because his actions that night doesn't define who he is. The video showed Hunt shoving a woman and kicking her while she was hunched over on the ground.

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"You can't really explain it", he said. "I was in the wrong, I could've". Hunt and his friends claim that she started yelling racial slurs at them after they asked her to leave when they found out she was under 21 and had been drinking. Still, Hunt said he only faulted himself.

"Full steam ahead after this", Casey said. They'll do so now as they seek to better understand what happened in February, but it is perhaps simply a matter of doing too little, too late. "I was in the wrong". My mother raised me right.

Ottinger immediately filed a complaint against Hunt, who countered by filing a complaint against her.

"The Chiefs are right". Kareem was not truthful in those discussions.

He was released by the chiefs on Friday, and remains on the commissioner's exempt list. ESPN reported Sunday morning that the league did not interview Hunt or the woman involved during its investigation. "I don't blame them for anything". "They pretty much said we love you, everybody cares about you, and just we have to let you go".

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