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 Thursday, with Veach commenting on behalf of the Chiefs after the first round concluded. 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 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.
Monday also marks exactly one month since the police investigation of two incidents at Hill's house became public knowledge. The 25-year-old wasn't listed as a suspect on the recent police report, but he was listed on an older report that was closed shortly after the investigation began. Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged last month that the team has discussed potential responses for different outcomes from the ongoing investigation. Hill is entering the final season of his rookie contract.
Coach Andy Reid said the Chiefs' legal counsel has advised him not to speak with Hill about the ongoing investigation for alleged battery of a juvenile at the 25-year-old's home, Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Reid's comment Tuesday is the closest thing to an update since March 15 when the investigation first became public knowledge. The 61-year-old coach confirmed that team brass had a discussion about potential responses for different outcomes, without providing any details on the nature of those talks. Hill isn't listed on the March 14 police report, but he was listed on a previous report at the same address. The Chiefs released a statement acknowledging that they're aware of the investigation and have been in contract with local authorities .
Hill is under investigation for alleged battery, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
The incident in question is being investigated by the Overland Park (Kan.) Police Department. In a statement to The Star, the Chiefs said, "The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill. 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." Once the legal process plays itself out, the team and/or league itself may levy some sort of punishment.
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|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||39||8||592||15.2||95||2||8|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||15||25||9||204||8.2||82||1||3|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||16||20||3||213||10.7||91||1||2|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||7||4.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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