Chiefs' Tyreek Hill Will Not Be Suspended by NFL

Eldis Sula
July 19, 2019 - 9:00 am

Chiefs star Tyreek Hill will not be suspended following an investigation of child abuse allegations against the wide receiver, according to an NFL statement released Friday morning.

In a lengthy statement, the NFL said that it "cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy.” The statement went on to say that Hill "may attend Kansas City's training camp and participate in all club activities. He has been and will continue to be subject to conditions set forth by the District Court, Commissioner Goodell, and the Chiefs, which include clinical evaluation and therapeutic intervention."

The league wrote that in conducting its investigation into the allegations against Hill, its “primary concern has been the well being of the child.”

The league added that “if further information becomes available through law enforcement, the pending court proceeding, or other cases, we will promptly consider it and take all appropriate steps at that time.”

The decision comes after a full, unedited audio recording revealed for the first time publicly Hill denying a 2014 domestic violence incident with then-fiancee, Crystal Espinal. It was the first heard recording of him denying the assault, which led to his dismissal from the Oklahoma State football team in that year.

Hill pleaded guilty in August 2015 to punching and choking Espinal, who was pregnant at the time, and received three years of probation. In court, Hill apologized for the events.

In the recording, released in full by 610 Kansas City’s "The Drive," Hill is heard saying to Espinal, “I didn’t touch you in 2014.” He continued, “I’ll put that on everything I love, bro. That’s the real truth.”

“The Drive” confirmed through an independent investigator that this was the full, 11-minute conversation between Hill and Espinal that occurred at a Dubai airport earlier this year. Excerpts of the recording had been previously leaked.

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