Tyreek Hill To Meet With NFL This Week

The Tyreek Hill saga will enter a crucial stretch. The embattled Chiefs wide receiver will meet with NFL investigators this week, Terez Paylor of Yahoo.com reports. Hill’s legal team is expected to join him at these meetings, Paylor reports.

The league will conduct multiple interviews with Hill, Kevin Kietzman of WHB 810 reports. The summits will take place in Kansas City, and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports the first will commence Wednesday (Twitter link).

Hill remains barred from Chiefs offseason activities. He is no longer facing criminal charges for the alleged incident that ended with his son suffering a broken arm, but the Kansas Department for Children and Families is still looking into the matter. As the Roger Goodell era has repeatedly shown, the league does not require a criminal charge or conviction to suspend a player. And with Hill having a violent past, these proceedings will be critical for his NFL future.

While no longer being investigated for alleged involvement in his son’s broken arm, the prospect of Hill having struck his child could pose a significant problem for the 25-year-old wideout. The potential crime Johnson County (Kan.) District Attorney Steve Howe was believed to be referring to was the welts and bruises on the body of Hill and his fiance’s 3-year-old son. The league’s investigation uncovering more on this front could mean either a lengthy suspension and/or the Chiefs having to move on from another core member of their offense.

Hill and Crystal Espinal’s son was removed from their custody this year. An audio tape released in April included dialogue about Hill physically disciplining his son, after which Hill was heard saying Espinal needed to be “terrified” of him. A subsequent text exchange, in which Hill denied the abuse allegations, placed blame on Espinal. Hill’s fiance is the same woman the wide receiver pleaded guilty to choking and punching in 2014, when she was pregnant with the couple’s son. Since that incident occurred before Hill entered the league, he did not face NFL discipline for it.

The NFL taking the step to meet with the two-time All-Pro means a resolution may now be in sight. Hill was banned from Chiefs OTAs and minicamp but, unlike Kareem Hunt, has remained a Chief through this off-field drama. The Chiefs seemingly prepared for at least the prospect of a Hill suspension, having used their first 2019 draft pick on Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman. But at this point it remains unclear if Hill will begin this season with a significant ban or face the prospect of his promising Chiefs tenure coming to a close.

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  1. DarkSide830

    “okay mr hunt, we have concluded you have done nothing wrong, and so you will only serve a six-game suspension”

      • DarkSide830

        of course. he probably did do someting, but when has that been requisite for punishment in the NFL?

        • ziggy13

          literally always, please share an example of a player having been proven to do absolutely nothing and get punished anyways (and if your go to is Zeke, you’re ignoring the fact that he has a history of poor decision-making even if you discount the DV incidents)

  2. crosseyedlemon

    “it remains unclear if Hill will begin this season with a significant ban or face the prospect of his promising Chiefs tenure coming to a close.”

    I’d say he has become only slightly less toxic to the NFL than Kaepernick was. He should start preparing his own collusion case because no team is gonna want to touch this guy now.

    • snotrocket

      Well Kap was completely washed up. Hill is one of the best at his position. I don’t think he will be ousted.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Teams can replace talent though. He would need the kind of leverage on Goodell that Robert Kraft has to make this all go away.

    • brucewayne

      If KC drops him, another team will sign him really soon! Just like Cleveland did with Kareem Hunt!

  3. Dorothy_Mantooth

    Given the lack of police action and no video evidence (unlike Hunt & Ray Rice) Hill will get no more than a 6 game suspension. Chiefs will hold onto him and their fans will forget once he starts catching 80 yard bombs from Mahomes again.

    Personally, I would have liked to see the opposite happen. Keep Hunt and get rid of Hill as Hill is a really bad dude. Hunt made a terrible choice to push / kick that woman but she was saying horribly racist stuff to him. Doesn’t mean he’s allowed to physically touch her, but I’d be more willing to forgive that one given than circumstances versus child abuse.

    Tough choices ahead for KC

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