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Kansas City Chiefs star Kareem Hunt seen kicking woman in hotel video

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The clip, which came from an OH hotel hallway camera, was published by TMZ on Friday afternoon.

Whatever ultimately caused this altercation, the existence of this video is nearly certainly going to bring about vocal questioning about why Hunt was not suspended six games under the NFL's zero tolerance policy. The Chiefs, 9-2, are sitting atop the AFC heading into Sunday's matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Hunt's charge caused both the man and the woman to fall to the ground. However, Hunt responded by accusing her of being the one who assaulted him and his friends.

The incident happened in February.

Police did not arrest Hunt, because they were reportedly unable to determine if a crime had been committed. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk opined, "Basically, the league either saw the video and did nothing (which isn't good) or the league didn't see the video because it failed to take steps to obtain it, thereby learning nothing from the Ray Rice fiasco (which isn't good)".

The NFL has yet to take any action against Hunt. He was not charged by prosecutors, but one police report listed Hunt as a suspect while another one listed Ottinger as a suspect.

Abigail Ottinger, of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, told police that Hunt assaulted her at around 3:45 a.m.in The Metropolitan hotel in Cleveland, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

There were two police reports filed from the incident with one listing Hunt as a suspect and another that listed the woman as the suspect.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt issued a statement at the time about the reports. When asked to elaborate on the lessons he learned, he replied: "Just be in the right place at the right time". Andy Reid, the Chiefs coach, also said he had spoken with Hunt following the incident.

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