Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

How the NFL's "Willful Ignorance" Bungled the Handling of Kareem Hunt Case

How the NFL's

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

This happened as a result of the video that recently surfaced, showing him kicking and shoving a woman outside a hotel room.

Hunt said if he could speak with the woman, "I'd want to tell her right now that I am sorry for my actions that night".

"That's not me. That's not the person I am", he told ESPN.

"The Chiefs are right, and I didn't tell them everything", he said. "I was in the wrong, I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to deescalate the whole situation", Hunt said.

"Honestly, I just wanted to the let the world know how sorry I am for my actions", Hunt said in an interview with ESPN. "The video released today confirms that fact", the Chief's said in a statement released Friday announcing Hunt had been cut from the team.

"With the interchangeability of the running back position these days I don't think it'll be a major impact", Casey said. He later pushes one of the men, knocking down a woman that Hunt admitted he did not know, and eventually kicks her while she lays on the ground. ESPN reported Sunday morning that the league did not interview Hunt or the woman involved during its investigation.

"Just a disagreement", he said. That's just how I look at it. "The video shows that I was in the wrong".

"They believed that I lied to them".

Their fan base, however, seems to be pretty torn on how they would feel if their team did indeed claim Hunt. For me, I just see you have a long life to live and that doesn't mean just playing football - you need to just live one day at a time. The NFL then contacted Cleveland police, but the department said Saturday it did not pursue the video because it was not a felony-level case. It's tough because I feel like I let a lot of people down.

"Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt", the statement read. But there is little expectation that the Chiefs' move to release Hunt will mark the end of his National Football League career.

For the Chiefs and the league, the fallout raises questions about the commitment to addressing domestic violence incidents, a problem it attempted to solve with an investigation after the Ray Rice public-relations crisis four years ago.

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