NFL Will Not Suspend Or Fine Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill For Child Abuse Investigation

     

Update:

Tyreek Hill posted the following on his Twitter account Friday:


The Chiefs issued the following statement regarding that the news that WR Tyreek Hill will not be suspended.

“We have been informed of the decision by the National Football League that, based on the available evidence, the league has not found thatTyreek Hill violated the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy. Based on the information provided to us by the league, we have decided it is appropriate for Tyreek to return to the team at the start of training camp. The club fully supports the conditions for return laid out by the league and will continue to monitor any new developments in the case. We are glad to welcome Tyreek back to the team and look forward to the start of training camp next week.”


The NFL announced Friday that they will not fine or suspend Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill for the child-abuse investigation or his comments on the secret recording that were made public.

According to Ian Rapoport, the NFL did not find that Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy. Hill will be eligible to report to the Chiefs’ training camp. 

Here’s the statement from the NFL:

“Over the past four months, we have conducted a comprehensive investigation of allegations regarding Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill.  Throughout this investigation, the NFL’s primary concern has been the well-being of the child. Our understanding is that the child is safe and that the child’s ongoing care is being directed and monitored by the Johnson County District Court and the Johnson County Department for Children and Families.

“In conducting our investigation, we have taken great care to ensure that we do not interfere with the county’s proceedings or compromise the privacy or welfare of the child in any way.  The information developed in the court proceeding is confidential and has not been shared with us, and the court has sealed all law enforcement records.  Local law enforcement authorities have publicly advised that the available evidence does not permit them to determine who caused the child’s injuries.  

“Similarly, based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy.  Accordingly, he 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. 

“If further information becomes available through law enforcement, the pending court proceeding, or other sources, we will promptly consider it and take all appropriate steps at that time. ​

The Chiefs suspended Hill indefinitely from all team-related activities following an investigation into potential child abuse of Hill’s three-year-old son.

The district attorney declined to file charges because it could not be determined if Hill or his fiancee broke the child’s arm. The criminal case is inactive, but there is another investigation that is still open for Hill with the Kansas Department for Children and Families regarding the child’s welfare.

Hill, 25, is a former fifth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2016. He is entering the final year of his four-year, $2.58 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,965,036 for the 2019 season. 

In 2018, Hill appeared in 16 games for the Chiefs and caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns to go along with 151 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hill also totaled 213 punt returns and one touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.

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