Patrick Mahomes addresses Kareem Hunt after Chiefs win

Patrick Mahomes addresses Kareem Hunt after Chiefs win

Patrick Mahomes addresses Kareem Hunt after Chiefs win

Mahomes now must do it without Hunt, released over the weekend after a video surfaced that showed him knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.

"The Chiefs are right".

"I saw the stuff that happened", Mahomes said after the game, via ESPN's Adam Teicher.

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

"They believed that I lied to them".

Rice said he'd tell Hunt to look at the moments leading up to the assault to figure out what position he put himself in and to stop it from happening again.

"Days after the incident, sources told us Hunt punched the resort guest in the face after he had been partying all weekend long at the pool and DJ booth". It was a tough conversation.

"The Chiefs are right. I made a poor decision and I'm willing to take full responsibility".

That changed soon after the video was posted, with the league placing Hunt on the Commissioner Exemption List and then the Chiefs releasing Hunt shortly after that.

According to TMZ, the woman that Hunt slammed down and kicked was initially ready to press charges against the ex-NFLer, but she's since gone ghost.

Many compare the video footage to that of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was also captured on video punching his then-fiancée in an elevator.

"Honestly, I never met the girl before", Hunt said.

"That's not an excuse", he said. "I've reached out to him, hoping that he gets the help that he needs and that he can grow as a man, and really, the focus is on Kareem as a person, not the football player right now".

Now, fans are asking a familiar set of questions: What did the National Football League know about the domestic violence incident, and did it try to hide what happened?

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. The team said it had been made aware of the incident earlier in the year and management had spoken with Hunt, but the video made clear he was "not truthful in those discussions".

Now they want to as well because with all the things the team has going well for them fans say, now's not the time to stop.

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