The NFL began investigating Kareem Hunt in February immediately after becoming aware the running back was involved in an incident at a Cleveland hotel, the league said in a statement Sunday. The video showed Hunt pushing the woman and kicking her when she was on the ground.
The former Chiefs running back will speak on ESPN later in the morning.
In the course of a few hours, Hunt went from preparing for Sunday's game in Oakland to being sent home from the practice facility.
"I was in the wrong, I could have took responsibility and, you know, made the right decision to find a way to deescalate the situation".
After leading the National Football League in rushing last season, Hunt had already run for more than 800 yards while scoring 14 touchdowns in helping the Chiefs to a 9-2 record.
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In the video, someone can be seen trying to restrain Hunt, who weighs 200 pounds, before the woman hits him in the face, sending him into a fit of rage.
According to NFL.com, the league is investigating an allegation that Hunt punched a man in the face while visiting an OH resort in June.
Hunt told ESPN he had never met the woman, who called 911 around 3:42 a.m. on February 10 and told dispatchers she'd been assaulted.
"I deeply regret what I did", Hunt said via a statement. When asked to elaborate on the lessons he learned, he replied: "Just be in the right place at the right time". Hunt might have been the one physically on camera, but the spotlight from the coverage falls on the player, the team and the entire league at this point. The Ravens cut Rice in 2014 after TMZ released footage of him assaulting this then-fiancee and now wife in an elevator of an Atlantic City, N.J., casino. I made a poor decision. No charges have been filed as a result of that February altercation. He is now on the NFL Exempt List, which means he is not allowed to play, practice or even attend games, but if his punishment is levied that status will likely be rescinded.
Hunt now is on the commissioner's exempt list. The Chiefs told Hunt that he would never wear their jersey again but that they would help him learn from his actions and perhaps one day endorse him to play for another team. The Washington Redskins picked up Reuben Foster despite another team cutting him for domestic violence charges. "It's tough because I feel like I let a lot of people down and I just want to apologize to everybody, the Chiefs organization, my family and close friends".