Cleveland police have launched an internal review of how the NFL received a copy of police reports on the fight involving ex-Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt in a Cleveland hotel last February, according to Cleveland.com.
The city had said the NFL did not ask for the report until TMZ published video of the incident in which Hunt shoved people and kicked a woman. However, the city says an unidentified Cleveland police officer gave the report to the NFL, allowing the league to skip the police department’s response to the records being released, according to Cleveland.com.
The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt after the video surfaced saying that the running back lied when asked about the incident by team officials.
Hunt is being investigated for two more incidents, as well as the fight in February. One involves a fight at a Kansas City nightclub in January. In June, Hunt was involved in an altercation at a resort in Ohio where he allegedly punched a man in the face.
The NFL will reportedly take all three incidents into account when it decides on a suspension length for Hunt.
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