The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.

The team issued a statement shortly after the NFL had placed Hunt on its Commissioner Exemption List that said the running back had lied when asked about the incident by team officials. The team said "the video today confirms that fact. We are releasing Kareem immediately."

Hunt, who played for South High School in Willoughby and the University of Toledo, was at the Chiefs' facility earlier Friday in preparation for Sunday's trip to Oakland, but he was excused and sent home shortly after TMZ posted the video online.

Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, but no charges were filed.

 

Apology for remarks

Washington Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams apologized for remarks he made in a radio interview defending the team's decision to claim Reuben Foster off waivers.

The Redskins were the only team to put in a claim for Foster after the San Francisco 49ers released him following a domestic violence arrest over the weekend. In an interview with a Washington radio station Wednesday, Williams said the Redskins were willing to take the public relations "beat up" for signing Foster and added, "We've got people who are in high, high, high, high places that have done far worse."

After practice Friday, Williams issued an apology to the organization, his wife, mother, sister and six daughters, saying, "Never in my life have I said anything so insensitive."

Williams did not take any questions.

 

Around the league

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was listed as doubtful Friday and likely will miss his second straight game because of a right shoulder injury when the NFC North leaders visit the New York Giants on Sunday.…The San Francisco 49ers will once again be without receivers Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garcon. Coach Kyle Shanahan said that Goodwin will miss this weekend's game at Seattle because he is dealing with a serious family issue and Garcon will be out with a knee injury.…The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent cornerback Montrel Meander and placed cornerback Leon Hall on injured reserve.…Tennessee cornerback Malcolm Butler has been cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday when the Titans host the New York Jets.