Chiefs 'Glad to Welcome' Tyreek Hill Back After NFL Doesn't Suspend WR

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 19, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)
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Following the NFL's announcement Friday that Tyreek Hill won't be suspended, the Kansas City Chiefs released a statement about the decision:

"We have been informed of the decision by the National Football League that, based on the available evidence, the league has not found that Tyreek 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 has been investigating Hill since March, when police were called to investigate two separate allegations involving mistreatment of his three-year-old son, including a report of abuse and neglect. 

In April, KCTV5 released an 11-minute audio recording of Hill and Crystal Espinal, his fiancee, discussing their son's broken arm. 

At one point in the clip, Espinal says the boy said "daddy did it" in reference to his arm. Later in the recording, Hill tells Espinal "you need to be terrified of me, too, b---h."

After the recording was released, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe reopened the criminal investigation into Hill. 

In June, Hill's attorney, Trey Pettlon, told Laura Bauer and Brooke Pryor of the Kansas City Star the case against his client had been "closed for quite some time now."

The Chiefs had banned Hill from all team activities following the release of the audio clip, but the 25-year-old will likely return when veterans are scheduled to report for training camp July 26. 

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