The video footage that sparked the chain of the events captured Hunt arguing with the woman at 3.22 AM on February 10, 2018 outside Hunt's hotel apartment at Cleveland's Metropolitan at the 9. It shows Hunt lunging toward a woman and several others in the hotel hallway, and the second-year pro being restrained several times.
While the Eagles have shown they are open to bringing in players with off-the-field issues, it is hard to imagine head coach Doug Pederson, owner Jeffrey Lurie or top personnel Roseman signing off on a decision to bring in Hunt. She may have suffered a head injury as she laid on the floor briefly. Chiefs franchise saw the video and were immediately upset at what they saw because Hunt apparently told them something different and they soon released him from the roster.
Rice told NFL.com on Saturday that "you obviously see some similarities between what happened in my situation".
He also admitted to lying to the Chiefs about what happened after the incident was first reported in February, but he said the National Football League hasn't questioned him about the incident.
The Chiefs statement continued: "As part of our internal discussions with Kareem, several members of our management team spoke directly to him". Kareem was not truthful in those discussions.
The NFL shouldn't wait to find out a video exists to "pursue a complete understanding of the facts".
"Honestly, I just want to let the world know how sorry I am for my actions", Hunt said.
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.
"The NFL's investigation, which began immediately following the incident in February, will include a review of the new information that was made public today", the NFL said in its statement Friday. Hunt was considered a cornerstone of the franchise. No one wants a rookie rushing title holder to go from emerging star to embattled suspect. He is nearing 1,000 receiving yards (883) and has five catches for scores.
What precipitated the fight remains unclear. The man Hunt struck declined to press charges.
The woman told police that Hunt came out of the apartment and "shoved and pushed" her, causing abrasions on her knee and hand and a scratch on her chest, according to the report. And Cleveland police reportedly never obtained it because the charges were considered a misdemeanor - and then Cleveland police never actually filed charges.