Tyreek Hill’s lawyer submits detailed denial of abuse claims to NFL
Tyreek Hill continues to maintain his innocence as he is facing allegations that he abused his 3-year-old son.
ESPN obtained a copy of a four-page letter Hill’s attorney, N. Trey Pettlon, submitted to the NFL on Thursday that emphatically denies the claims made by Hill’s fiancee. The latest allegations stem from a recording that was released last week in which Crystal Espinal could be heard telling Hill that the 3-year-old said the Kansas City Chiefs star punched him. The letter to the NFL stated that Hill has never used any type of physical punishment on his son.
“He (Hill) categorically denies he has ever ‘punched’ his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline,” the letter read.
The 3-year-old suffered a broken arm, and Pettlon said Hill played no role in that incident. He also noted that doctors who examined the boy at the hospital determined the injury was an accident.
In addition, Hill’s attorney denied the claim made by Espinal that the couple’s son is “terrified” of him. After Espinal said that to Hill on the recording, Hill was heard telling her, “You need to be terrified of me, too, b—-.” Hill admitted that the voice on the tape was his and said that remark was “inexcusable.”
The letter also claims there are text messages between Hill and Espinal in which Espinal admitted to leaving marks on the 3-year-old while spanking him. Prosecutors initially said they were not going to move forward with charges against Hill, but the case has been opened again after the audio recording surfaced.
There was a separate report last week that Espinal may have been assaulted, but the letter from Hill’s attorney to the NFL did not address that.