NFL RB Kareem Hunt

Under Armour Inc. has "parted ways" with Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who was released by the team late Friday evening after TMZ released a video earlier in the day showing him shoving and kicking a woman.

During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL's reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation.

The security camera video obtained and published by TMZ shows Hunt and a few other people in the hallway of a Cleveland apartment building.

Reid referred to a statement the Chiefs issued upon releasing Hunt and said little other than to indicate that the decision to cut Hunt was a hard one. "I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to de-escalate the situation". So, they pretty much said, 'We love you.

"That's not me. That's not the person I am", he told ESPN. "I know we have to keep moving forward and going out there to win football games if we want to have success this season". He pushed one of the men and then knocked the woman to the ground and kicked her while she was down.

Patrick Mahomes is just trying to focus on this season and avoid any outside distractions as the Chiefs look to compete for a Super Bowl.

"The Chiefs did what was right", Hunt told ESPN. "I'm really disappointed and embarrassed in myself".

Law enforcement sources say the woman never took her case to the city Prosecutor's Office and hasn't been cooperative with the prosecutor - which might be why no charges have been filed against Hunt.

The NFL has placed Hunt on league Commissioner Roger Goodell's exempt list, meaning he is not allowed to play or attend any NFL games. The NFL said in a statement Friday it began investigating "immediately" after the incident in February.

Hunt's public apology and his openness to undergo counseling "if needed" may offer hope for a future in the National Football League given the status of Reuben Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month after an arrest for domestic violence.

Just two days after the 49ers fired Foster, the Washington Redskins claimed the player off waivers.

The video brought immediate comparisons to the footage of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was seen punching out his then-fiancee in an elevator.

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