For Hunt, as for the Chiefs and others, seeing the video made all the difference and it's something he didn't see until Friday. I'm really disappointed and embarrassed in myself and for my family.
Ottinger immediately filed a complaint against Hunt, who countered by filing a complaint against her.
He was released by the chiefs on Friday, and remains on the commissioner's exempt list.
Patrick Mahomes is just trying to focus on this season and avoid any outside distractions as the Chiefs look to compete for a Super Bowl. League officials told ESPN the NFL reached out to the woman and her friend on multiple occasions, but they did not respond. "And those [players] are like my brothers", he added.
Now they want to as well because with all the things the team has going well for them fans say, now's not the time to stop. "And I know that's where I masked a lot of my problems".
This past weekend, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio mentioned the Eagles as a team that might have interest in bringing in Hunt.
She said she wanted Hunt prosecuted for the alleged assault and/or for stealing her phone's SIM card.
That deal would have established Hunt as the NFL's third highest-paid running back by average salary per season.
"Earlier this year, we were made aware of an incident involving running back Kareem Hunt", the statement read. "It will include a review of the new information that was made public on Friday - which was not available to the National Football League previously - as well as further conversations with all parties involved in the incident".
Days later, the linebacker was claimed by the Washington Redskins, although he, too, will not be activated until a league investigation is concluded.
In the wake of the Rice video and widespread criticism of the league, the NFL Players Association set up a commission to investigate domestic violence and how the league could address it.
Many compare the video footage to that of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, who was also captured on video punching his then-fiancée in an elevator. "I'm never going to call myself an expert". It is hard to practice what to do in the most intense moments and about making those split-second decisions. "And that's where this could be a teaching tool".