Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill spoke for the first time this week after the NFL announced that it would not suspend Hill. The player had been under investigation for allegedly harming his son. During the eight minute press conference, Hill thanked the Chiefs front office. Also, coaches and his teammates for supporting him and Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL for getting “all that facts.”
“I can’t wait for my new journey, man. I’m excited,” Tyreek Hill said Sunday. “I’m working every day to be a better father, a better person, a better citizen, a better teammate and a better son, too, to my parents. I am evolving every day.”
The Chiefs barred Hill from all team-related activities after audio surfaced on the first day of the 2019 NFL Draft. In which he discussed injuries suffered by his son. In the recording, Hill was also heard telling his fiancé that she should be “terrified” of him. The audio did no play well.
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During the presser, Hill said he was unaware the audio existed. This, until it came out in late April. “I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister. My daughter that I have now. Also, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful,” Tyreek Hill said. “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.”
On June 7, the Johnson County (Kansas) District Attorney’s Office announced that its criminal investigation into Hill was no longer active. On July 19, the NFL announced that it could not conclude that Hill violated the league’s personal conduct policy. Therefore he would not be suspended.
Hill, who was met with cheers when he took the field for the team’s first training camp practice, said it felt good to be back on the field.
“It felt great. The fans here are amazing,” Tyreek Hill said of his reception. “They do a good job as well making me feel like I’m family, so it’s great to be back.”