Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill Under Investigation For Alleged Battery

Officials from the Kansas City Chiefs organization said Friday that wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for an alleged battery.

The Chiefs sent a statement to the Kansas City Star addressing the investigation.

"The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill," the Chiefs stated. "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."

A police report obtained by The Star regarding the alleged battery named a juvenile as the victim. Among the "others involved" in the incident is Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, who has cooperated with Overland Park police.

A source told The Star the battery was against their son. Hill has not been charged with any crimes, but remains under investigation.

Hill has a history of assault. He was accused of punching and choking his girlfriend while a student at Oklahoma State University and later convicted of domestic assault. ESPN reported that Hill took anger management classes and served three years of probation, and that his conviction was dismissed once probation was completed.

Hill, 25, was a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2016. He has 223 receptions and 3,255 yards with 25 touchdown catches through his first three seasons. He led the Chiefs in receiving with 1,479 yards in the 2018 season, which was fourth overall in the NFL. His 13 receiving touchdowns was second in the league only to Antonio Brown's 15 TDs with Pittsburgh.


The Chiefs had a similar dilemma last season when a video surfaced with then-running back Kareem Hunt kicking and shoving a woman outside his home in Cleveland. This ESPN report states Hunt lied to the Chiefs organization about the incident, which led to his immediate dismissal from the team in late November.

Hunt, who was also involved in another altercation with men in Put-in-Bay, Ohio, in June 2018, recently signed with the Cleveland Browns, but the NFL announced Friday that Hunt will be suspended the first eight regular-season games in 2019 for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Hunt hasn't been charged for any of the alleged incidents, per the ESPN report.

"I want to again apologize for my actions last year. I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them," Hunt said in a statement through the Cleveland Browns' front office. "I respect the league's decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner [Roger] Goodell last week. I'm grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me. I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process. My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community through my actions will continue, and I understand there is a lot of hard work ahead of me before I'm able to fully return to playing the game I love."

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