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Monday, July 13, 2020

Tyreek Hill suspended from all team activities by Kansas City Chiefs

On Thursday, less than an hour before the NFL Draft began, audio of Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal discussing their son’s injuries was released on KCTV 5. It contained several troubling segments, including Espinal questioning why their child claimed that Hill caused the injuries (which Hill denied), statements about Hill hitting the child and whipping him with a belt, and then Hill also making a threat against Espinal.

Initially, the Chiefs offered a no comment.

As soon as the first round of the draft concluded, though, GM Brett Beach did make a statement and said that Hill had been suspended from all team activities while they look into the new information.

That suspension is largely meaningless at this point, though. There are no immediate team activities for veteran players this week, and it’s not like an in-season week with a game upcoming. Meanwhile, the team had already said they had a no tolerance policy with Hill, because of the incident that caused him to be kicked out of Oklahoma State, where he assaulted Espinal while she was pregnant. The Chiefs moved swiftly when the Kareem Hunt video came out last season, and a similar response would have involved releasing Hill tonight. That may happen, and probably will once the Chiefs assess the situation, but for now Hill is only suspended during the offseason.

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