Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was suspended by the NFL and then cut by his team after surveillance video surfaced Friday that shows him kicking a woman he had just pushed to the ground.
Hunt, who had the fifth most rushing yards in the NFL this year, got into an argument with a woman at The Metropolitan hotel in Cleveland, in the early morning of Feb. 10, TMZ Sports reported.
The video has no audio but shows a clearly heated confrontation, in which Hunt pushes one of his friends into a woman in a blue dress and they both fall to the ground.
The dazed woman — she appeared to have hit her head on the wall — gets up for a moment and then crouches down again when Hunt kicks her backside, knocking her over, the footage shows.
Hours after the video surfaced, the Chiefs cut Hunt, who led the league in rushing yards last season as a rookie. Chiefs officials said they learned of the February incident earlier this year, and the NFL and law enforcement launched an investigation, and several members of the Chiefs’ team spoke directly to Hunt.