Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill was in attendance for the start of the Chiefs’ offseason workout program on Monday, a source tells Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Hill’s status for the 2019 is in jeopardy, but the wide receiver appears to be proceeding as though he’ll be cleared to play.
Police are investigating claims of child abuse at Hill’s home and there’s a possibility that the wide receiver will face NFL discipline in connection with the incidents. However, the league is not expected to weigh in until child protective services concludes their investigation, which could mean that Hill’s fate will be in limbo for a while as authorities sift through the accusations.
Hill’s three-year old son is said to have suffered injuries, including a broken arm, at Hill’s home. Authorities are looking into Hill’s involvement in that incident, plus another where officers were called to Hill’s home to investigate a different incident of “child abuse or neglect.”
The accusations are troubling, particularly in light of Hill’s pre-NFL track record. If there is concrete evidence against Hill, it’s hard to imagine him taking the field for Week 1.
In 2017, Hill’s second NFL season, he amassed nearly 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, cementing himself as one of the very best wide receivers in the game.
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