Kareem Hunt Alleged to Have 'Shoved and Pushed' Woman in Dispute

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2018

Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt has been accused of assaulting a 19-year-old woman last weekend, per Courtney Astolfi of Cleveland.com. 

No charges have yet been filed, but Abigail Ottinger said Hunt "shoved and pushed" her in a dispute early Saturday morning in downtown Cleveland.

A friend of Hunt's who was with him has also filed a complaint against Ottinger for assaulting her, and both Hunt and Ottinger are listed as suspects in separate reports.

According to the reports, the accuser and a friend met the running back in a bar and went back with him and his friends to his apartment at The Metropolitan at the 9 hotel. She was allegedly kicked out of the room later in the night, leading to conflicting stories about who committed assault.

Hunt, who grew up in Ohio and starred at Toledo before becoming a third-round pick for the Chiefs, was one of the biggest breakout stars of the 2017 NFL season. He led the league with 1,327 rushing yards, adding 455 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns. He finished his rookie season with a Pro Bowl appearance.

However, the NFL will likely need to look into the recent allegations, even if he is not charged by the police. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott earned a six-game suspension for domestic violence this past season after a lengthy investigation by the league, despite never being charged for a crime.

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