Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation

Chiefs star Tyreek Hill is under investigation for allegations of battery, as Steve Vockrodt and Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star write. The police report indicates that a juvenile was a victim of an assault perpetrated by Hill. Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed under “others involved.” 

The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

The allegations are especially troubling in light of Hill’s history. Hill reportedly punched and choked Espinal, who was then eight weeks pregnant with their son, in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015 and, in 2016, the Chiefs made the controversial decision to draft him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

From a football perspective, it was a brilliant selection. Hill immediately made a huge impact with his absurd speed and led the league as a rookie with 15.2 yards per punt return. As an NFL sophomore, he nearly tallied 1,200 receiving yards with seven touchdowns. Then, last year, he set new career highs with 87 catches for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Recently, the Chiefs began discussing an extension with Hill that could make him the highest-paid wide receiver in NFL history. Presumably, those talks will be put on hold while Hill’s situation plays out.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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38 comments on “Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Under Investigation

  1. connfyoozed

    Before anyone asks… yes, Espinal is the same woman Hill assaulted in the case that caused him to get expelled from Oklahoma State.

    • connfyoozed

      And that info wasn’t included in the article when I started typing this, so now I look really stupid. Oh well.

  2. Long Duc Dong

    No, no, no, this can’t be happening again. The Chief’s are destroying themselves without even playing football. These dudes need to grow up and realize what they have to lose.

  3. showty

    they shouldn’t allow just anyone to say… they beat me….. no tape… no case…. it’s to much of that going on in the sports industry

    • tharrie0820

      I mean, that’s kinda the point of an investigation? to see if there’s any validity to the claims

    • TheTruth12

      Imagine saying that to a DV victim, sorry can only report it if there’s video of it. So incredibly stupid

    • brewcrew08

      Come on man that’s a terrible take. So possible crimes should only be taken seriously if there’s video? I’m not saying what’s true and what’s not because we truly don’t know yet. You best believe the NFL will do anything possible to figure it out and fast. They have been caught with their pants around their ankles too many times recently with this.

    • dray16

      someone broke his kid’s arm, but if it’s not on tape good luck proving it. nice take d-bag

    • grime99

      The assault was to a child.. and we are going to say sorry little one. No camera doesn’t count. I actually wanted to make a satirical comment stating the chiefs won’t do anything unless there is video footage but based on your comment it seems too many people might of thought I was serious.

  4. The dude

    As a Texans fan it gets so madding because they will not bring in guys with character flaws but you can see my. I hope they lose hill next choked a pregnant woman shouldn’t of been in the NFL

    • forwhomjoshbelltolls

      Gee, this comment is unclear…

      Who’re all dumb. Even if they have good grammar?

      Furthermore, what if “they” have proper punctuation?

      • highplainsdriftr

        My comment was a comment to something that seems to have been taken down. Calm yourself. It wasn’t about race

    • kenleyfornia2

      And im sure they wont complain about getting multiple pro bowlers for free

  5. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    As long as he can score touchdowns and run fast, Roger Goodell and the NFL DOES NOT CARE. They’ll sell some pink Tyreek Hill jerseys in October or something.

  6. tylerall5

    Reports are saying he broke his 3 year old kids arm. If that’s true, the man shouldn’t be allowed a job. Just sickening

  7. Matthew Heywood

    Considering he had problems in college just like this that caused him to get expelled from college and drop in the draft how is anyone shocked? It’s funny that players that are good seem to get second or more chances

  8. Junkyard dog

    Well seeing how that K.Hunt situation has played out and how The Browns snatched him up for pennies.
    If they release T.Hill I guarantee teams won’t wait more than 48 hours before signing him!

  9. CowboysoldierFTW

    I am a survivor of childhood abuse. We were dirt poor so no one cared or stepped in to help. If this man is guilt, he needs to see prison time.

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