The president of the Kansas City Chief Wide, Tyreek Hill, who was investigated after an allegation that he physically abused his son, will not be suspended or fined by the NFL.
In a written statement released Friday, the competition said Hill would not be disciplined because of the lack of access to evidence in the legal investigation.
“In the past four months we have conducted extensive investigations into allegations regarding Tyros Hill, President of Kansas City Chief Wide,” the statement said. “During this investigation, the primary concern of the NFL was the well-being of the child. We know that the child is safe and that the child’s ongoing care is directed and monitored by the Johnson County District Court and the Johnson County Department for Children and families.
“In conducting our investigation, we have made every effort to ensure that we do not disrupt the county’s procedures or harm the privacy or well-being of the child in any way.” The information developed in the lawsuit is confidential and not shared with us, and the court has sealed all law enforcement records. Local law enforcement authorities have publicly informed that the evidence available does not allow them to determine who caused the child’s injuries.
“Similarly, based on the evidence currently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill has violated Personal Behavior Policy. Therefore, he can visit the Kansas City training camp and participate in all club activities. He is and remains subject to conditions set out by the court, Commissioner Goodell, and the Chiefs, which include clinical evaluation and therapeutic intervention.
“If more information becomes available through law enforcement, ongoing legal proceedings or other sources, we will quickly consider it and then take all appropriate steps.”
Hill has denied crime. Veterans are scheduled to report to Chiefs training camp on Friday, July 26.
“Based on the information the competition has given us, we have decided that Tyreek must return to the team at the start of the training camp,” the Chiefs said in a statement. “The club fully supports the conditions for return as set out by the competition and will continue to follow new developments in the matter. We are happy that Tyreek is back with the team and look forward to the start of the training camp next week.”
Hill had previously been banned from team activities since late April, when a partial audio recording was originally released on CNN-affiliated KCTV, suggesting that Hill broke the arm of his 3-year-old son. The man identified as Hill can also be heard on the recording in which his fiancé, Crystal Espinal, is told: “You must also be terrified of me, b —-.” A full version of the recording was broadcast earlier this month on station 610 KCSP in Kansas City. CNN has not verified the recording.
In June, the criminal investigation was no longer active, according to Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.
Hill responded to his recovery on Twitter and thanked his family, friends and fans for their support.
“I can assure you that I will continue to work to be the person, player, and teammate that you proposed to be me,” he wrote.
Love you guys !!!✌🏿 pic.twitter.com/QWKA7ia37i— Ty Hill (@cheetah) 19 Temmuz 2019
In 2014, Hill was reportedly accused of house arrest and battery on Espinal when she was pregnant. He pleaded guilty, according to the Oklahoman, and was given three years of probation. He was fired by the Oklahoma State University football team and ended his university career at the University of West Alabama.
The Chiefs have drafted Hill in 2016. Last season, he was fourth in the NFL with 1,479 yards received and scored 12 touchdowns.