NFL's Chiefs Cut Player Seen Attacking Woman — After Video Becomes Public

"Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt. ... The video released today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately," the Chiefs said Friday.

Editor's note: This article contains images of assault that some may find disturbing.

The Kansas City Chiefs cut Kareem Hunt, one of the NFL's top running backs, on Friday, hours after the release of a video showing him attacking a woman.

Now, fans are asking a familiar set of questions: What did the NFL know about the domestic violence incident, and did it try to conceal

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