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Ex-Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt accused in another alleged attack, this time in KC

Posted at 4:29 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 23:13:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt is facing allegations of involvement in another violent incident, this time in a Kansas City nightclub. 

Hunt was let go by the Chiefs on Friday after video emerged that appeared to show him shoving and kicking a 19-year-old woman at a Cleveland hotel in February.

This latest incident allegedly occurred at Mosiac nightclub in Kansas City's Power & Light District in January. The victim told police that he witnessed a friend being shoved by three people, including George Atkinson, another Kansas City Chiefs player.

The victim said he confronted Atkinson and that Atkinson punched him in the shoulder. The victim said he punched Atkinson back and was then jumped by six to eight people, including Kareem Hunt. 

The victim said he was repeatedly kicked in the body and head while he was on the ground. He said he was then escorted from the nightclub by security.

He went to a hospital emergency room the next evening, where he was treated for a broken rib, broken nose, multiple bruises and contusions. The police report filed four days later notes that cuts were visible on his face. 

The victim told police he initially didn't want to file a report but was convinced by multiple family members.

No charges were filed in the incident. TMZ reports that policesaid the victim stopped cooperating after filing the report and the investigation stalled. 

On Monday, 41 Action News stopped by several addresses connected to the alleged victim but did not make contact with him.

Following the revelation of the alleged assault, one man said he once saw Hunt at Mosaic and thought positively of him.

“I saw him last year during Halloween festivities,” said Renauld Shelton. “We greeted and shook hands and that was about it. I didn’t feel any tension whatsoever.” 

After hearing details of the incident, Shelton said he found the alleged crime tough to believe.

“I’m definitely surprised because I didn’t get that vibe when I met him there,” he said. “There were plenty of people there and it was packed.” 

In regards to the February incident in Cleveland, Hunt apologized in an interview with ESPN after he let go by the Chiefs. He admitted he was "in the wrong" and said he was sorry for his actions.