Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill may never play another down in the NFL again after an audio recording that aired on a local TV station features Hill’s fiancée accusing him of abusing their three-year-old son.
The 11-minute long recording is believed to have been made in early March when Tyreek and his fiancée Crystal Espinal were walking through Dubai’s international airport. In the audio, Espinal, who reportedly recorded the interaction as an “insurance policy,” suggested the NFL star broke their 3-year-old son’s arm in an act of extreme discipline when he began crying.
Espinal asks, “Why does (the unnamed child) say, ‘Daddy did it?'”Later in the recording, she states, “A 3-year-old is not going to lie about what happened to his arm.”Hill denies breaking his son’s arm in the recording. He also says, according to the tape, “I’m the one that gets physical with him,” referring to the child.“He is terrified of you,” Espinal says of their son, according to the audio.Hill responds, “You need to be terrified of me, too, b—-.” [via CNN]
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that Tyreek Hill has been barred indefinitely from all team activities until more is known about the audio clip.
Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said in a statement:
“We were deeply disturbed by what we heard [on the recorded conversation]. We were deeply concerned. Now, obviously, we have great concern for [fiancée] Crystal [Espinal]. We are greatly concerned for Tyreek. But our main focus, our main concern, is with the young child.”
ESPN’s Mike Golic could hardly keep his emotions in check when discussing Hill’s alleged disgusting behavior. The receiver has been accused of forcing his son to open up his arms so he could punch him in the chest while crying.
Golic is adamant that the NFL should make a statement about the standard of its employees by banning Hill from the NFL for life, but a disciplinary measure of that nature would be an extreme penalty for a league that has been inconsistent with punishments in the past. Mind you, Hill’s former teammate Kareem Hunt, who was captured on video hitting and kicking a woman, now has a roster spot on the Cleveland Browns.
[h/t Total Pro Sports]