Charges not filed in the investigation involving Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill
Charges will not be filed in the child abuse investigation against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. District Attorney Stephen Howe acknowledged that a crime had occurred, but there was no evidence as to who committed it.
Hill and his fiance, Crystal Espinal, lost custody of their son after police investigated a pair of incidents that took place at the home Hill shared with Espinal.
The two incidents were dated on March 5 and March 14, with the first report being listed as a child abuse/neglect case while the second was listed as a battery incident in which the only victim was listed as a juvenile, Hill’s three-year-old son who suffered a broken arm.
Howe was not thrilled with the outcome, saying he wishes he could have filed charges:
“Oh absolutely,” Howe said when asked if he was frustrated, according to Lorenzo Reyes of USA TODAY. “The child has been hurt. So, yes, as a prosecutor, as a father of four kids, yes. It frustrates me when someone hurts a child and you can’t do anything about it.”
He added that the child protection case was ongoing.
Hill is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he hauled in 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns while also posting rushing and kickoff return scores en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and a First-Team All-Pro selection.
The 25-year-old has earned Pro Bowl selections in all three of his NFL seasons, notching First-Team All-Pro honors a couple of times.