Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill spoke briefly with media at the Chiefs’ training camp Saturday and clarified reports that he punched his 3-year-old son in the chest.
“Punching my son in the chest that would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box. We do have boxing gloves at our house and our son he likes Iron-Man. So he loves Iron Man and Aquaman, and he’s like, ‘Daddy, daddy come on’ all the time. So, that’s what it is,” he said.
Local authorities opened a child abuse investigation into both Hill and his ex-girlfriend, Crystal Espinal, earlier this year after Espinal accused Hill of abusing their son and allegedly breaking his arm.
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Kansas prosecutors recently confirmed that Hill was no longer under investigation and no charges were filed against him. The NFL also decided not to suspend Hill after completing their own investigation.
“Sometimes things get thrown out of context when feelings get involved and emotions,” Hill said. “But, I’m not going to get into all of that right now.”
Hill also addressed the language he used in the leaked audio, stating, “I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter that I have now, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful.”
He continued, “I mean, my mom got onto me, like she thumped me in the ear, like, Come on, man, Reek. Come on, grow up, grow up out of it. So, never again. Like I said, I’m growing as a human being, as a person. Never again.”
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) July 28, 2019