NFL's investigation into Hunt began in February

NFL's investigation into Hunt began in February

NFL's investigation into Hunt began in February

"They believed that I lied to them".

"I just look at the situation and say, 'Your life wasn't being threatened, ' " said Rice, who has worked with domestic-violence organizations and spoken to the Ravens and other National Football League teams about accountability and professionalism in recent years. It was a tough conversation.

He added: "I just regret not getting it all out there". Near the end of the video, Hunt is also caught on film kicking the woman while she's on the ground.

Go to the next page to view the explosive Kareem Hunt episode on the TMZ-obtained video. An independent investigation - which was led by Robert Mueller, now the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election - determined that there was no evidence the NFL had seen the Ray Rice video but that the league should have investigated more thoroughly.

The league eventually hired more staff to conduct such investigations, and announced it would take a more active role in handling similar cases in the future. The NFL then contacted Cleveland police, but the department said Saturday it did not pursue the video because it was not a felony-level case.

Hunt was asked to explain why and how the incident escalated. He was not asked during the ESPN interview about Hunt's role in a separate incident in June in which he allegedly punched a man at an OH resort.

The league has implemented a stronger domestic violence policy, but incidents have continued to make news.

Later in the footage, which was originally released by TMZ, Hunt can be seen kicking the woman while she crouched on the floor.

"It was just a disagreement", he said. "I'm ashamed of myself".

The man involved in the June incident has already said he's not going to press charges while things are still up in the air with the February incident. "And I'm extremely embarrassed because of that video".

"I was raised better than that". I'm not the type of person to ever even think about putting my hands on anyone.

Still, Hunt has been in trouble before.

Police were called to the scene during the February 10 incident, but no charges were filed. "I've worked for this my whole entire life".

Rice said he would like to help Hunt, "because he has a long life to live, this will be a defining moment, but it shouldn't be the moment that defines you". Due to his release from the Chiefs roster he is now listed on the league waivers and if, as expected, he goes unclaimed by a team by the deadline on Monday he will then become an unrestricted free agent.

Hunt said Sunday he didn't tell the Chiefs everything about the incident and that there weren't any hard feelings between him and the organization. He also had proven to be a popular player in the locker room, often attending sporting events and other functions with his teammates.

Rice was originally suspended two games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who later was heavily criticised for such a light penalty after the video was released. If he goes unclaimed, then Hunt will become a free agent.

Just last weekend, the 49ers cut linebacker Reuben Foster when he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence - he has since signed with Washington but remains on the NFL's exempt list.

"Everything is happening fast right now and I just want everybody to forgive me", Hunt said. "I could have took responsibility and made the right decision to find a way to descalate the situation". I made a poor decision.

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