A man accused Kareem Hunt of nightclub attack one month before hotel incident that led to RB's end with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A month before former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoved and kicked a woman in an incident that came to light Friday on video, a man accused Hunt of being among a group who attacked him at a Kansas City nightclub.

According to a police report, the accuser, was at Mosaic nightclub around 2 a.m. on Jan. 7 — just hours after the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans — when he saw a friend of his being shoved by a group of three men, which included former Chiefs running back George Atkinson and Hunt.

Police said the man, who was 37 at the time of the incident, confronted Atkinson and got punched in the shoulder. The man said he responded by punching Atkinson in the face before he was “jumped” by a group of six to eight suspects that included Hunt, with a majority of the blows being kicks.

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NFL football player Kareem Hunt, of the Kansas City Chiefs arrives at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018 file photo Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates his touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Cincinnati Bengals bring one of the NFL’s worst defenses to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 to face the Chiefs. They also bring an ailing defense, and that should only make it tougher to slow down Patrick Mahomes and Co. The Bengals are coming off a loss to Pittsburgh while Kansas City lost for the first time last week in New England (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt walks to the practice field during NFL football training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrates with fans after an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Toledo running back Kareem Hunt reacts after a 32-27 loss to Northern Illinois in an NCAA college football game Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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The accuser — who admitted to being intoxicated at the time of the event in the report — said he was unconscious for a short time, and recalled being escorted from the establishment afterward. He said he went to the hospital emergency room about 20 hours later with a broken rib, broken nose and multiple bruises and contusions.

Police weren’t called to the scene, and the accuser said he decided to file a report on the incident four days after it happened only because his family told him he should.

A message seeking comment from Hunt wasn’t immediately returned.

A police spokesman said the accuser stopped cooperating after he filed the report, and that he declined to file charges.

“Yeah, since it’s not a domestic violence case, there’s no mandatory prosecution,” KCPD Sgt. Jacob Becchina told Yahoo Sports. “With a nightclub scuffle, it happens all the time and we get called to them all the time and a lot of times, people don’t press charges.”

Hunt, who was released by the Chiefs over the weekend for lying to the Chiefs about his February incident in Cleveland, went unclaimed on waivers Monday.

He is currently on the commissioner’s exempt list, which prevents him from practicing or playing, until the NFL concludes its investigation of his previously reported incidents.

Other than the incident in Cleveland, Hunt was accused of punching a man in June at an Ohio resort.

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