Kareem Hunt Could Miss Chiefs-Raiders After Disturbing Video Goes Viral

The Kansas City Chiefs are set to play the Raiders on Sunday at Oakland Coliseum, but it seems likely they'll do so without Kareem Hunt.

A video posted by TMZ went viral on Friday morning that shows Hunt shoving and then kicking a woman during a Feb. 10 incident at a Cleveland hotel. The video shows Hunt, a female victim and several others in an argument that spilled into a hallway. Things got physical at that point, after which Hunt shoves the woman, pushes another man into her and eventually Hunts kicks her while she's on the ground.

No charges were filed and Hunt was not arrested after the incident. TMZ also posted bodycam videos of the woman and Hunt offering different versions of the what happened that night.

The Chiefs were aware of the altercation, which was reported by several media outlets, and CEO Clark Hunt said this summer he did not expected NFL discipline for Hunt.

That was before the video surfaced.

Kareem Hunt was at practice on Friday, but ESPN reports the Chiefs sent the star running back home from the team facility shortly after the video appeared online.

The Chiefs had not made a formal statement about the incident. The NFL did not respond to an email seeking comment.

The team or the NFL could suspend Kareem Hunt right away – the NFL standard for domestic violence incidents, even without charges or convictions, is six games -- or place him on the commissioner's list until a league investigation is complete. That means he would get paid but wouldn't be eligible to play.

Former 49ers linebacker Rueben Foster, for example, was placed on the commissioner's list following his domestic violence arrest last week in Tampa, preventing him from playing this week after Washington claimed him off waivers.

Adding Kareem Hunt to the commissioner's list, or something more punitive, could take place later Friday or Saturday, disallowing Hunt from playing the Raiders on Sunday.

The Raiders were on the practice field when the video spread, but became aware of it once they reached the locker room.

Head coach Jon Gruden didn't want to speak on Kareem Hunt during his Friday media session.

"I don't really have a comment. I haven't seen anything," Gruden said. "This is the first time I've really thought about it. I don't want to say anything other than that."

Spencer Ware would be Kansas City's primary rusher if Hunt is not allowed to play.

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