Latest On Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill

The NFL has opted against suspending Chiefs star Tyreek Hill, despite accusations of child abuse. Here’s a look at the latest fallout from the league’s controversial decision:

  • The NFL interviewed Hill for more than eight hours and spoke with some of his family members, but on-and-off partner Crystal Espinal declined several requests to talk (Twitter link via Ed Werder). As he notes, the prosecutor in Kansas City spoke to both Espinal and Hill and did not bring charges in the case.
  • As the league’s statement indicated, today’s decision does not mean that Hill is out of the woods. “Not over yet if something new comes out from court proceedings,” a league source told Werder (Twitter link).
  • In a public statement, Hill expressed gratitude towards the NFL for its decision and vowed to Roger Goodell that he would “not let [him] down.” He also said the claims against him are “false allegations,” consistent with what his camp has said in the past.
  • Recently, audio surfaced of Hill telling Espinal, “You need to be terrified of me too, bitch.” In spite of this, Hill escaped further suspension from the NFL. In response to an inquiry from PFT, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said: “That audio tape was reviewed as part of the overall investigation, which also included speaking to multiple people, including family members on both sides and Tyreek Hill. In addition, other information was gathered over the last four months.”
  • The Chiefs may still be interested in a contract extension for Hill, but they’re putting a pin in that for now.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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17 comments on “Latest On Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill

  1. goldenmisfit

    When has a football player been accused of something and came out and said “yeah, I did it“. Basically the league was taking the word of someone who in the past assaulted his pregnant girlfriend in an attempt to make her have a miscarriage. If the NFL really believes this is the last you’ve heard of Tyreek getting in trouble you are so mistaken. This will happen again he has shown that. I still laugh at they had more evidence on Tyreek then they did on Elliot and Tyreek get snow suspension while Elliot got six games. I have said this for a very long time it is not what you do that determines your punishment in the eyes of the NFL it is the logo on the side of your helmet. Had Tyreek been with New England, Oakland or Dallas he might have missed most of this upcoming season.

    • KCChiefs3485

      Keep drinking the kool-aid.

      Obviously you didnt listen to the entire audio where he denies anything taking place in 2014 and she didn’t say anything in response to dispute that.

      Everyone tends to forget that Elliot was on video pulling down a womans shirt, that obviously didnt want that to happen, as well as being named in a couple of other issues all at the same time, hence the suspension.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The answer to misfits first question is Mychal Kendricks in regards to his insider trading arrest. Where is the data that supports the theory that there is a correlation between logos and punishment? The NFL levied 281 fines last season and every team was affected. The Chargers, Ravens and Bengals took the heaviest hit not New England, Oakland or Dallas (source Spotrac).

  2. Yep it is

    New England suspended. They get away with murder and nothing happens. The biggest CHEATERS ever in the NFL and always look the other way. Oakland specializes in poor behavior players. Come on that was ridiculous

    • Polish Hammer

      New England getting away with murder? Not Aaron Hernandez! Oh that’s right, in the end he basically did get away with murder.

    • mcase7187

      Nothing happens hello Brady got suspended for 4 games they still won the super bowl the lost their best WR last still won the super bowl maybe instead of calling them cheaters maybe blame the 30+ teams for not doing their job

    • mcmillankmm

      Yep it is…clearly jealous of the Pats….right what about Brady? Suspended for nothing

  3. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    The only thought I have is that Roger Goodell needs to immediately stop pursuing any future punishments under the “Personal Conduct Policy”.

    At best, it is applied wildly inconsistently, with no rhyme or reason whatsoever. At worst, it probably is something that could get the NFL sued (and the NFL lose) in a Labor dispute (a la Zeke Elliott), so the NFL should just butt out of all of these things going forward and only discipline players for PEDs.

    Anything else is just nonsensical. Just admit that you want the best athletes and don’t care whatever they do in their spare time and the judicial system can deal with that.

    Reason #54656 that Goodell is the worst commissioner in all of sports.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Is that “in all of sports for all history” or just currently? The latter I’ll agree (though Manfred is pretty awful), the former might be up for discussion…

    • Polish Hammer

      Godell is only acting on the powers negotiated by way of the CBA. And as far as worst commissioner, that has long been and will remain Gary Buttman as long as he’s in power. Amongst many miscues, he cost his sport a whole season.

      • Polish Hammer

        And the creepy Bugg Selig was horrible, the guy that couldn’t make a decision to save his life and turned a blind eye while a whole era of his sport was ruined and will forever impact how we see those athletes.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    The NFL needs a new policy that prohibits any player from joining the league who doesn’t have off field issues involving drugs or violence. That would eliminate the need for suspensions that are totally useless as a deterrent.

  5. washington_bonercats

    This has less to do with Hill than it does the Chiefs. Patty is the biggest seller in the NFL right now and you can bet dollars to donuts they want to cash in on that. KC already lost hunt. If the Chiefs had to go on without Hill the team would plummet and so would the leagues biggest cash cow. Roger strikes again

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