Late Friday afternoon TMZ released footage of Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking woman in an incident at a Cleveland hotel from February.
Hunt was quickly released by the team following the leak of the video.
Today Hunt spoke to ESPN’s Lisa Salters for the first time since the video surfaced online and asked for forgiveness after admitting about being “in the wrong”.
“It was just a long night,” Hunt told ESPN’s Lisa Salters of what happened in February. “To be exact, it don’t really matter what happened. I was in the wrong. I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the situation.”
Hunt apologized to the woman in the video, the Chiefs organization and his family.
Hunt said if he got the chance to speak to the woman in the video again he would say, “I am sorry for my actions that night.”
According to Hunt the NFL never questioned him about the incident during their investigation.
Hunt said the NFL never questioned him about the incident or asked him to talk about it.
Sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen that the NFL did not interview the woman in its investigation.
The league did reach out to the woman and her friend on multiple occasions, but they did not respond, officials said.
Hunt also admitted that he wasn’t truthful when he spoke to the Chiefs about the incident and doesn’t blame the team for cutting him.
The Chiefs said Hunt was not truthful in his discussions with the team about what happened, leading to the decision to move on from him.
Hunt confirmed that.
“I didn’t tell them everything,” Hunt said. “I don’t blame them for anything. My actions caused this.”
After the video was released and shortly before the Chiefs’ announcement, Hunt was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list by the NFL.
“The Chiefs did what was right,” Hunt said.
Apparently Hunt is facing a lengthy suspension from the league and could be out until sometime deep into next season according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.