Kareem Hunt to start treatment, counselling program as National Football League continues investigation

Kareem Hunt to start treatment, counselling program as National Football League continues investigation

Kareem Hunt to start treatment, counselling program as National Football League continues investigation

The team's owners also said after Kansas City clinched a playoff berth with a 27-24 overtime victory over the Ravens on Sunday that the National Football League was made aware of each of the cases.

Clark Hunt said the team was aware of all three off-field incidents Hunt was involved in over the previous year - an alleged altercation at a Kansas City nightclub in January, the Cleveland incident and an alleged altercation at an OH resort in June.

The footage, released by TMZ, shows Hunt being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground where he proceeds to kick her. Police were called to the scene during the incident, but no charges were filed.

The NFL placed Hunt, the 2017 rushing leader, on the commissioner's exempt list while it investigates all three incidents, meaning Hunt is unable to play for any team that might sign him.

"We were obviously shocked by the video, I think like anybody who saw it, and we had some issues with Kareem not being truthful about what had happened that night".

In that incident, TMZ reported that Hunt and others - including then-Chiefs running back George Atkinson - beat a man to the point of unconsciousness at a nightclub in Kansas City on January 11.

Clark Hunt said the Chiefs were familiar with all three incidents.

It was the team owner's first public comments since Kareem Hunt's off-field issues mushroomed.

"I don't think we were necessarily trying to make a statement", Clark Hunt said.

"When anybody comes to the Chiefs organization, part of what we expect of them is they're going to be good citizens", Clark Hunt said.

"It was a collective decision - everybody was on board with it", Clark Hunt said. "If you need help, we are here to help you".

"I hope to move on from this". He could be suspended for more games based on the outcome of the league's investigation.

"I'm not sure I'm at a point where I can say there was a breakdown (in the NFL's investigation) and specifically what that breakdown was", Clark Hunt said.

"Our message to him was, 'Even though we're having to part ways with you today, we're still supportive of you".

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