Andy Reid Says Criminal Investigation Into Tyreek Hill Has Been Reopened

Andy Reid Says Criminal Investigation Into Tyreek Hill Has Been Reopened

Chiefs coach Andy Reid and chairman Clark Hunt, who also were in the building for the start of the draft, were not made available. "As I said yesterday, we're going to continue to gather information, evaluate information and, as I said yesterday, we'll make the right decision when the time is appropriate".

A day later, KCTV5, which confirmed the criminal case had been reopened, aired an audio recording in which Hill and Espinal discuss injuries to their son. KCTV reports the recording which is from March was an "insurance policy" for Espinal who is "covering" for Hill.

KCTV reported that Howe now has the audio recording. "We were deeply disturbed by what we heard and deeply concerned".

According to KCTV, the criminal case against Hill and Espinal was reopened Friday after Johnson County District Attorney Stephen M. Howe made a decision to not file charges against either parent for hurting the child last month. "Our main focus and our main concern is with the young child".

In the tape, a man believed to be Hill talks about striking his three-year-old son after being challenged by his fiancee Crystal Espinal. If the Chiefs decide to cut Hill, he would still be subject to any discipline by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regardless if another team signs him. Howe said his office believed that a crime occurred but "the evidence does not conclusively establish who committed the crime".

"He is terrified of you", Espinal says of their son, according to the audio. "Then if he gets in trouble, you get the belt out", she says.

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In response to the charges, Hill released a statement on Friday saying that his son's "health and happiness was his number one priority".

"I love and support my family above anything".

The audio includes Hill outright denying he broke his son's arm, which led to the child being removed from the home.

There has been speculation that the Chiefs could release Hill once this weekend's National Football League draft is over, but Hunt declined to discuss those internal deliberations. Hill received three years of probation after punched and choking his girlfriend.

All of this comes after the Chiefs released their star running back Kareem Hunt back in November, following a video recording of Hunt involved in a physical altercation with a woman outside of a hotel room.

When the Chiefs drafted Hill in 2016, there was outrage, prompting Reid to tell reporters at rookie minicamp, "I completely understand".