REPORT: NFL, Chiefs did not request Kareem Hunt video

REPORT: NFL, Chiefs did not request Kareem Hunt video
Posted at 6:19 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 18:44:59-05

The NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs are not listed on public records requests for information and documents related to the Kareem Hunt incident before TMZ Sports released the video, according to News 5 sister station KSHB.

The NFL did not submit a request until the day  TMZ Sports published the video of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at the Metropolitan at the 9 Hotel in Cleveland.  

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A spokesman for the NFL told KSHB that the league was in contact with Cleveland Police after the February incident. 

We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland police officers and requested surveillance video immediately upon learning of the incident in February. In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the hotel property. We also obtained and reviewed the material developed by the police, which included the written reports prepared by the officers who responded to the incident, and later the interviews that were recorded by bodycams and the recordings of the 911 calls.

The Kansas City Chiefs did not appear to request the video at all.

The only other requesters for records in the Hunt investigation before TMZ posted the video are news organizations and an individual. 

The shocking video, which appears to be security footage from the hotel, shows Hunt arguing with a 19-year-old woman outside his room at The 9 at 3:22 a.m. on February 10, 2018, TMZ Sports reports.

Kansas City released Hunt from the team Friday. 

Hunt was placed on the Commissioner's Exempt list, and as a result, he may not practice, play or attend games. 

He graduated from Willoughby South High School where he played for the school's football team, the Rebels.