Report: NFL had access to full Tyreek Hill audio
The latest significant step forward in the Tyreek Hill case is here, and it may be the last before the NFL decides on a possible punishment.
Two months ago, KCTV-5 released selected clips of an 11-minute recording. On Tuesday, the full audio played on 610 Sports. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, though, the league has had the full recording for months.
As with virtually every twist in the story so far, nobody wins.
The recording was made in secret by Crystal Espinal, Hill’s fiancee. She is the mother of his three children — the twins were born recently — and the woman Hill pleaded guilty to punching and choking in 2014.
The full audio can be heard here.
No part of this story has ever or will ever leave you feeling good. The recording is uncomfortable, complicated, and this is important to remember — only part of the story.
At various points, Hill tells Espinal “you ruined my life and you lied on me in 2014,” and that his life “is supposed to be a whole lot easier right now.” He admits being “hard on” their son, but “I would never hurt my son in life.”
Espinal repeatedly tells Hill their son is scared of him. When she says Hill punches him in the chest, Hill doesn’t directly dispute the claim.
“OK, but what about you?” he responds.
It’s at that point they seem to be arguing over who treats their child worse, and the prevailing emotion while listening is sadness.
Reports suggest the NFL still has no time table on making a decision, and Pelissero reported the full audio presented no new revelations to the league.