Kareem Hunt cut by Kansas City Chiefs over video of him assaulting woman, 19

NFL STAR Kareem Hunt has been released by the Kansas City Chiefs after a video emerged of him knocking over and kicking a woman in a hotel in February.

Hunt, 23, had linked up with the Chiefs for training ahead of Sunday's trip to Oakland.

 Kareem Hunt has been dropped by the Kansas City Chiefs over a video of him assaulting a woman

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Kareem Hunt has been dropped by the Kansas City Chiefs over a video of him assaulting a woman

But after a video was released by TMZ, the NFL's reigning rushing champion was sent home.

Shocking footage shows a furious Hunt being restrained by friends before he pushes over a 19-year-old woman and proceeds to kick her while she is keeled over in pain.

The attack took place in the early hours of February 10 this year.

Police were called to the scene of a Cleveland hotel but no charges were filed.

 Kareem Hunt is recorded kicking a woman in a hotel

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Kareem Hunt is recorded kicking a woman in a hotel
 Kareem Hunt is restrained by friends during the incident in the early hours of the morning

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Kareem Hunt is restrained by friends during the incident in the early hours of the morning
 Kareem Hunt has apologised for his actions after a video emerged of him assaulting a woman

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Kareem Hunt has apologised for his actions after a video emerged of him assaulting a woman
 Kareem Hunt is reigning rushing champion in the NFL

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Kareem Hunt is reigning rushing champion in the NFL

Both the Chiefs and NFL knew of the incident and Hunt was placed on the Commissioner Exemption List, banning him from playing.

But Hunt is said to have lied about what happened and furious Chiefs bosses have swung the axe on him after watching the footage.

The Chiefs' statement said: "Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt.

"At that time, the National Football League and law enforcement initiated investigations into the issue. As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him.

"Kareem was not truthful in those discussions. The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately."

Hunt released a statement shortly after his release, saying: "I want to apologise for my actions. I deeply regret what I did.

"I hope to move on from this."

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NFL STAR Kareem Hunt has been released by the Kansas City Chiefs after a video emerged of him knocking over and kicking a woman in a hotel in February.