Report: Kansas City ‘remains interested’ in contract extension with Tyreek Hill
The NFL completed its investigation into domestic violence allegations against Tyreek Hill without suspending him. Rather than making sure the star wide receiver can avoid the type of off-field trouble that’s twice put his career in jeopardy before re-engaging in contract discussions, though, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to begin talks anew in the immediate future.
According to Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, the Chiefs are still “interested” in signing Hill to a contract extension.
Chiefs remain interested in a Tyreek extension, per a source. I expect contract negotiations to pick up in the future as both sides need to work through some things & there are questions that need to be answered as it relates to his personal life going forward.
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) July 19, 2019
Hill came under new scrutiny in March when it was revealed he was under investigation by police for battery against his four-year-old son, who had suffered a broken arm. His fiancée, Crystal Espinal, was also named in the report. In its findings of the investigation, the league office wrote that “authorities have publicly advised that the available evidence does not permit them to determine who caused the child’s injuries.” Hill remains subject to conditions set by the NFL, the Chiefs, and the District Court despite no finding of wrongdoing in this instance.
This is the second time the three-time Pro Bowler has been accused of domestic violence. He was arrested on December 12, 2014 after Espinal, his girlfriend at the time and pregnant with their son, accused him of domestic assault. Hill ultimately pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation, being sentenced to three years of probation and other reform programs for domestic abusers. He was also kicked out of Oklahoma State as a result of the charges.
Hill, who’s been away from his team as the NFL conducted its investigation, will be on the field with Kansas City at training camp next week.