At the time of publication, Tyreek Hill's status with the Chiefs and NFL is up in the air following an alleged child abuse situation with his 3-year-old son. In April, the Chiefs released a statement saying Hill would not be taking part in any team activities. He also could be facing a lengthy suspension by the NFL. It's a situation to monitor, and news could clearly change by the time you're reading this. While his Fantasy implications are not the priority here, it's something we need to address, and Hill's outlook will be determined by his playing status. If he somehow managed to play 16 games, Hill would be worth drafting in Round 2 of most formats, but at the time of publication, we can't recommend drafting him in most leagues.
Hill will meet with NFL investigators this week, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports. Hill has been suspended from all team activities since late April, with the Chiefs seemingly waiting for the NFL to come to a decision before taking further action. The forthcoming meeting between Hill and NFL investigators suggests that a ruling is drawing near, and some light should soon be shed on the 25-year-old's situation for the 2019 season. Though Hill is no longer under criminal investigation, it remains a distinct possibility that the league could hand the Pro Bowl wideout a suspension.
The Chiefs believe Hill could receive a suspension from the NFL as soon as next month, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports. No longer under criminal investigation, Hill remains indefinitely suspended by the Chiefs, who seem hesitant to take any action without knowing how the NFL will handle the situation. A report from Tom Pelissero of NFL.com in early June suggested the team likely would reinstate Hill before the start of training camp July 27. The 25-year-old wide receiver was held out for the entire offseason program, including OTAs in May and mandatory minicamp in June.
Hill is not expected to be with the Chiefs for mandatory minicamp but there is a good chance he will be back with the team for training camp in late July barring any additional developments, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. This comes alongside news that the police investigation into charges against Hill is no longer open, which could provide an avenue for Hill's suspension from the team to be lifted prior to the start of the regular season. However, given that the NFL is still undergoing its own internal investigation, a lot could still transpire over the next month or so, which could include the league handing the Pro Bowl wideout a suspension for the start of the season.
The Chiefs announced Thursday that Hill has been banned indefinitely from all team activities after an audio recording surfaced in which the receiver's fiancee accused him of abusing their three-year-old son, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. "We were deeply disturbed by what we heard [on the recorded conversation]," general manager Brett Veach said. "We were deeply concerned. Now obviously we have great concern for [Hill's fiancee] Crystal [Espinal]. We are greatly concerned for Tyreek. But our main focus, our main concern, is with the young child." KCTV in Kansas City aired a portion of the 11-minute audio file shortly before the start of the NFL Draft on Thursday, with Veach commenting on behalf of the Chiefs after the conclusion of the first round. The recording was made public one day after Johnson County (Kan.) District Attorney Stephen M. Howe ruled that charges wouldn't be filed against the 25-year-old after police investigated two incidents in March that occurred at Hill's Overland Park home. After Veach's announcement, Hill is no longer able to participate in the Chiefs' voluntary offseason workouts, and it's unclear when or if the team-imposed ban might be lifted. Commissioner Roger Goodell also said Thursday the league is in the midst of its own investigation into the March incidents, so it's possible that Hill could be assessed punishment from the NFL if it's determined that he violated the personal conduct policy.
Johnson County (Kan.) District Attorney Steve Howe ruled Wednesday that neither Hill nor his fiance will be charged with a crime in connection with a pair of domestic incidents involving their son, the Associated Press reports. The investigation pored over the facts of two events from the first half of March at Hill's home in Overland Park, Kan. Howe's office "has reviewed all the evidence compiled...and has declined to file charges" for alleged battery, according to Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports. While the probe didn't yield any criminal charges, there's still a chance the Chiefs and/or the NFL assess punishment for violations of the personal conduct policy. At the moment, though, neither organization has commented on the matter.
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