Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill subject of police investigation in child battery case

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill rushes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Cleveland

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill rushes during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday Nov. 4 2018 in Cleveland

Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is under investigation for battery, according to The Kansas City Star.

Hill has not been arrested or charged in Johnson County as of Friday afternoon, but the case has been referred to the district attorney's office.

According to a police report obtained by the Kansas City Star, the incident with Hill allegedly involved a juvenile victim. Both Hill and Espinal were named, but that investigation was closed within three days of opening. "We're in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities". The source said that the incident was against the couple's son, resulting in a broken arm. The incident in question seemingly took place on March 5th in the suburbs of Kansas City.

Hill is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and the Chiefs had been building their roster to create enough salary cap flexibility to sign him to a long-term deal. "We will have no further comment at this time".

According to multiple reports, the team was preparing to make the star wide receiver one of the highest-paid players in the game.

This is a very serious allegation especially given Hill's history of domestic violence. Espinal was eight weeks pregnant with their son at the time.

While at Oklahoma State, Hill was convicted of domestic assault for an incident in which he was accused of punching and choking his girlfriend. He received three years probation. Upon completion of his probation requirements, the felony conviction was dismissed in August 2018 and the charge was wiped from his records. Following the 2016 NFL Draft, the Chiefs faced some backlash for selecting Hill, who pleaded guilty to abusing and strangling Espinal while the two were in college.

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