Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that there’s currently no timetable for the NFL to make a decision regarding potential discipline for Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill after he met with league investigators for eight hours on Wednesday. However, Rapoport says the hope is that a decision will be made before the start of the 2019 season.
According to Rapoport, Hill is expected to be in attendance for the start of training camp, barring an unexpected development in the case.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported earlier in the day that investigators planned to discuss the recorded comments made by Hill to his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, where he told her “You need to be terrified of me too, bitch.”
Beyond that, the discussion was also expected to include the discipline of Hill’s three-year-old son that may have crossed the line and the circumstances that resulted in the child being removed from the custody of Hill and Espinal.
If it’s determined Hill should be suspended, there will be another interview in New York City with commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
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 had him rated as the No. 7 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Hill as the news is available.