Report: Tyreek Hill to Attend Chiefs Offseason Program amid Police Investigation

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistApril 15, 2019

AFC wide receiver Tyreek Hill #10 in action against the NFC during the NFL Pro Bowl football game, Sunday, January 27, 2019, in Orlando, FL. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is reportedly planning to attend the team's offseason training program despite police investigating an alleged battery at his home last month.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the news, noting Hill's "NFL status remains unchanged."

Hill's home is currently listed in a March 14 police report of an alleged battery of a juvenile, according to Robert A. Cronkleton, Laura Bauer, Brooke Pryor and Steve Vockrodt of the Kansas City Star. His fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed as "others involved" in the case.

It's the second time police have responded to an occurrence at Hill's home this offseason. A police report from March 5 listed Hill and Espinal as "others involved" in an investigation into child abuse or neglect. The Star reported Espinal has contacted police regarding alleged abuse of the couple's 3-year-old son that resulted in a broken arm.

Prosecutors closed the March 5 case three days after it was opened. Hill has not been charged with a crime, and his involvement is unclear.

Hill was arrested in December 2014 after abusing Espinal, who was then his girlfriend and pregnant with their son. Espinal said he punched her repeatedly, both in the face and stomach, choked her and, according to a police report, "'threw' her around like a ragdoll."

Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation. The conviction was dismissed and his charges were expunged in August 2018 after he completed three years' probation.

Hill was dismissed from the Oklahoma State football team as a result of the charges. He dropped to the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft in part due to off-field concerns but has been a Pro Bowler in each of his first three seasons. 

The Chiefs have said they are aware of the ongoing investigation but are declining comment as police work on the case. The team released running back Kareem Hunt last November after video of him shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel surfaced. 

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