Latest On Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

Some troubling news coming out of Kansas City. Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star is tweeting the details of a recording in which Tyreek Hill allegedly admits to abusing his child and misleading detectives. The star receiver was previously being investigated for an alleged battery of a minor, but we heard earlier today that the Johnson County District Attorney’s offense has declined to file charges.

The initial police report indicated that a juvenile was a victim of an assault perpetrated by Hill. According to Pryor, Hill and his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, can be heard describing how the player punched their son in the chest and used a belt on the three-year-old. In the recording, Hill also told his fiancée that she should be terrified of him. Futhermore, Espinal acknowledged that she “rode for him with that detective.”

The recording was apparently an “insurance policy” for Espinal, according to Pryor. The tape was given to a friend, who then passed it along to KCTV in Kansas City. The station then sent the audio to the Johnson County DA.

Authorities say Hill’s three-year old son suffered injuries, including a broken arm, at Hill’s home. At one time, authorities were also looking into Hill’s involvement in another incident where officers were called to Hill’s home to investigate a different instance of “child abuse or neglect.” 

Hill also reportedly punched and choked Espinal, who was then eight weeks pregnant with their son, back in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015 and, but the Chiefs still made the controversial decision to draft him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

The receiver 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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32 comments on “Latest On Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

  1. angels24

    This thug should never see the field again. You just don’t beat your defenseless 3-year old child.

  2. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    If they’re able to prove these allegations, “not being able to play in the NFL” may well be the least of his worries.

  3. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    If this is true, and that’s a huge “IF”, since you are still innocent until proven guilty, but if this is true, this guy deserves way worse than any lifetime suspension from playing ball.

    • Pat

      Innocent until proven guilty isn’t the same as the prosecution not finding enough evidence to prosecute. Mueller report is a good example of a nonexoneration due to lack of information.

      • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

        Let’s not politicize everything please. You believe whatevwr you want, but there are intelligent people who would also call the Mueller Report a vindication of somebody who was smeared and slandered by petulant children throwing a temper tantrum for two years.

        Either way, it has nothing to do with football.

        • rct

          ‘there are intelligent people who would also call the Mueller Report a vindication’

          No, there really aren’t. He straight up asked McGahn to fire Mueller. He said on TV he fired Comey over Russia. He people defy subpoenas. He fights tooth and nail to keep even his taxes a secret. If you don’t think Trump has broken the law, you’re either delirious or not paying attention.

          But yes, back to football…

          • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

            Aaaaaaand this is why you will be screaming into the air and crying again in two years. Failure to remove yourself from your personal echo chamber is not the sign of an intelligent human.

            • crosseyedlemon

              Staying within his personal echo chamber made Robert DeNiro a star though. His “Are you talking to me?” schtick is a classic and he modified it somewhat to “Can I trust you?” in the movie Casino.

  4. BAINES03

    Even if he isn’t punished, would anyone in that locker room want to take the field with this scumbag?

  5. tank62

    Remember yesterday people were defending this guy?

    Pepperidge farm remembers

  6. JDGoat

    Hope it was worth it, Tyreek. He deserves everything that’s coming at him.

  7. dust44

    Chiefs don’t cut him after the Kareem Hunt situation then what’s that say?

    • Rondon

      True. KC is looking pretty bad after Hunt and Hill and then trading for Clark, another potential problem child.

  8. twentyfivemanroster

    So, if there is a recording of Hill admitting to it, why couldn’t the DA file charges?

    • connfyoozed

      They can file charges. They didn’t before because they didn’t feel they had enough evidence, but they didn’t have this tape recording then.

  9. lilpartialbaldo

    I guess Cleveland will have a new #1 Receiver for the 2020 season (after a 2019 suspension).

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