NFL: Neither league nor Chiefs viewed the Kareem Hunt video before Friday

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The league has addressed the question of whether it saw the video from the Kareem Hunt incident before Friday. And the league claims that it did not see the video.

“Neither the NFL nor the Chiefs viewed the video before it became public today,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email.

A source with knowledge of the situation contends that the league made multiple attempts to obtain the video. The source contends that the hotel at which the incident occurred explained to the NFL that it would give the video only to law enforcement. The source also contends that the Cleveland Police Department did not provide any video to the league.

The league had continued its investigation regarding the situation. The alleged victims, however, did not respond to multiple messages, per the source.

It’s unclear whether Hunt’s lawyer had a copy of the video, if Hunt even hired a lawyer. The Ray Rice case featured an argument that the league should have told Rice in plain, clear terms that he won’t be permitted to play until he instructs his lawyer to produce the video. If Hunt had a lawyer, and if the lawyer has the video, the league could have tried to get it from Hunt directly.

13 responses to “NFL: Neither league nor Chiefs viewed the Kareem Hunt video before Friday

  1. Sure…a billion dollar company “can’t” get a hold of anything. Right… Here’s how it probably went down – they figured if they didn’t see it, they couldn’t or wouldn’t have to move on it. The extent of them calling about obtaining the video probably entailed a single phone call where they hung up on the first ring. “Well…no one answered…we can’t get it!!!”

  2. Here we go again. TMZ is able to get a video that the NFL didn’t get, or since it didn’t involve a Pats player, wasn’t interested in getting.

  3. So this just begs the question how did a media outlet get a copy of a video that a persons employer could not obtain and one that law enforcement would not produce? The million dollar question.

  4. I don’t believe it. It’s impossible. They are so obsessed now with any smoke around a domestic, they dig and dig deeper like they did when they found nothing on Elliott and still framed him at the behest of Mara.

    A multi billion dollar operation can’t simply ask for a police report and basic surveillance video?

    KC has the 1 seed and may keep it because they had Hunt this whole time.

    Goodell cheated.

  5. No charges and law enforcement had it? A simple public disclosure request gets the video…

  6. So the hotel wouldn’t give it to a billion dollar company anyone not, but sold it to TMZ for the price on one of Roger godells haircuts. Something isn’t right

  7. TMZ pays hotel staff and regular folks for videos, the NFL doesn’t. If there’s no legal recourse to obtain a video, no one has to give the NFL squat. Now if TMZ offers the security dude $5K for a copy, it happens.

  8. Another huge black eye for the NFL. They can operate as they see fit with officiating,
    off the field issues, political issues, yet can’t investigate with all their bags of money an issue that they again dropped the ball with.

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