According to some reports in the media, the Kansas City Chiefs have begun contract talks with wide receiver Tyreek Hill. With how he has produced throughout his career, it would likely be a record-setting one. But now it appears that they may be faced with cutting one of the most dynamic offensive weapons in the game today.
It appears that Hill is under investigation for an alleged battery; the victim is his three-year-old son.
Details of the incident have not been made public yet. But also listed on the police report as ‘others involved’ is Hill’s fiancé and the child’s mother, Crystal Espinal. The boy suffered a broken arm as a result of whatever took place.
— KCTV5 News (@KCTV5) March 15, 2019
From what the Kansas City Star has reported, it is not clear exactly when the incident occurred but that the report was filed on Thursday. However, it is not the first time the authorities have had to respond to an incident at Hill’s residence.
The local media has also discovered that another police report was made on March 5 alleging child abuse and/or neglect. That report was closed after the authorities decided not to press any charges.
No charges have been made concerning this latest incident, yet. When asked, the Chiefs said the only thing they can say:
“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.”
Hill was arrested back in 2014 for assaulting his fiancé while she was pregnant. He pled guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation. He has since served his probation and completed everything he was obligated to do.
When Hill was drafted in 2016, he acknowledged that many fans might not care for him, but then he said he was going to be a better man and a better citizen.
Under the personal conduct policy, the NFL will be able to throw the book at him should he be found guilty or if the league finds enough reason to believe he is guilty. The baseline suspension is six games, but the league is allowed to make it longer depending on the circumstances—like if a child is involved.
But what may be more interesting is what the Chiefs decide to do. They released running back Kareem Hunt after the video came out showing him assaulting a woman—but they made it sound more like his dishonesty about the situation led to his release.
Will they cut him or even suspend him while the investigation is ongoing? Adrian Peterson ended up losing a year—but Hill’s actions appear to have resulted in a much more serious injury.
For now, what the Chiefs will do remains to be seen. But one thing is for certain—they will have to do something.