Kansas City Chiefs release star man Kareem Hunt after a video appears to show him kicking a woman
Huge news in the NFL world today as Kansas City Chiefs star running back Kareem Hunt has been released by the franchise after a video appeared to show him shoving and kicking a woman.
The video, which was filmed at a Cleveland hotel in February, was released by American news website TMZ on Friday.
The Chiefs are 9-2 this season so far, and are many purists' pick for the Super Bowl thanks to their dazzling offense and superstar trio of Hunt, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill.
The NFL side say they spoke to Hunt, 23, about an alleged incident earlier in the year but that he was "not truthful in those discussions."
"The video released today confirms that fact," the Chiefs said in a firm statement.
The NFL has taken the bold decision to place Hunt on the Commissioner Exempt list - meaning he can not practice, play or attend games. A massive statement in this unfolding drama.
"The NFL investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public today," the league said in a statement.
Hunt has apologised publicly, saying: "I deeply regret what I did. I hope to move on from this."
Whether he can or not will be another matter entirely.