Is Tyreek Hill already facing a Personal Conduct Policy suspension?

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The league moved quickly to launch an investigation regarding possible child-abuse complaints involving Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, so quickly that the request for information came before the date of the latest police report on the topic. Given the latest development in the case, the league could move quickly to take action against Hill, if it wants to.

The reported removal of the three-year-old boy from the custody of Hill and the boy’s mother did not happen quickly or easily. It’s an extreme outcome that occurs only when a judge orders it. And it occurs only when a judge has determined that the child’s environment is sufficiently unsafe to justify removing the child from the home and placing the child elsewhere. Even if Hill himself did not commit an act of child abuse against his three-year-old son, Hill is a key member of a household deemed by a judge to be unfit to care for the boy.

And here’s how that becomes a potentially significant problem for Hill. The list of behaviors that can result in discipline under the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy includes this: “Conduct that poses a genuine danger to the safety and well-being of another person.”

Applying basic logic to the situation, a judge wouldn’t have removed Hill’s son from the home unless the judge believed that the boy’s “safety and well-being” were in “genuine danger.” Which means that there’s already enough evidence to justify punishing Hill under the Personal Conduct Policy.

The league office has clear power to do basically whatever it wants to do under the Personal Conduct Policy, and Hill’s history could make the league office more likely to pursue him aggressively. He pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-pregnant girlfriend before entering the NFL, something for which the NFL couldn’t have disciplined him. But the NFL can do so now, and the NFL could be more inclined to do it to Hill, if there’s a belief in the league office that he has not suffered a sufficient sanction for what he previously did.

And that’s without an arrest or charges or a specific finding that Hill committed any type of violence against the boy. If the investigation pivots in that direction, it could only get worse for Hill.

For now, it’s bad enough — and the situation presents sufficiently unique circumstances to allow the league to punish Hill aggressively, if that’s what the league wants to do.

45 responses to “Is Tyreek Hill already facing a Personal Conduct Policy suspension?

  1. Not so fast. If the judge felt the mother was a danger to the boy and that Hill wasn’t in a position to protect the boy at all times, he would remove the boy from the home. In that case Hill shouldn’t be punished.

    I have no idea what Hill has or hasn’t done. Let the NFL finish it’s investigation. If he did harm his son, throw the book at him.

  2. What he did BEFORE he came into the league is forgivable. He paid a huge price for that complete lack of judgement. HOWEVER is seems that that kind of heinous conduct has been persistent for Hill. THAT isn’t forgivable. The NFL cannot drag this out. They need to show some backbone and deal with this….and in a timely fashion

  3. patfanken says:

    April 19, 2019 at 11:49 am

    What he did BEFORE he came into the league is forgivable. He paid a huge price for that complete lack of judgement. HOWEVER is seems that that kind of heinous conduct has been persistent for Hill. THAT isn’t forgivable. The NFL cannot drag this out. They need to show some backbone and deal with this….and in a timely fashion

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    Why is it forgivable? An 18 y/o knows right from wrong

  4. The simple fact that the media is pontificating on this matter, makes the NFL look bad. THAT is Hill’s fault.
    Based on that, the NFL should impose swift discipline on Hill, regardless of whether he is charged or arrested.
    Employees CANNOT be allowed to negatively affect the brand of their employer…and remain employed by the employer.

  5. Will the Chiefs panic like they did after Kareem Hunt’s video came out and cut him? That decision alone cost the Chiefs the SB last year.

  6. For once King Roger might actually be getting out in front of the issue rather than waiting for TMZ to embarrass him.

    Hill will not play a single down this season in the NFL.

  7. The only thing working for Hill in these two instances is that there is not any video evidence. Let’s all hope and pray that the boy stays safe in another home.

  8. To my understanding it was Tyreek Hill’s fiance’ who reported the incident to the authorities. Which certainly would appear to point the finger at him.

    The NFL would be foolish not to get out in front of this and suspend him indefinitely very soon. Just think of the hit the league would take publicly if this guy is playing and has a possible third documented incident with the child… or even a second arrest incident with his fiance’.

  9. This is not his first offense, just wait for the NFL to “come down on him”.
    Removing a child from a home is a very serious offense.
    The Chiefs have a few problems with their troublesome players.

  10. None of us know anything yet. You cannot form an opinion before you know the facts. Once the facts come out in this case, then we can decide what punishment is appropriate, if one is even appropriate to hand out in the first place.

    In order for the NFL (or anyone) to make proper decisions, you need all the facts. We do not have them yet. The NFL doesn’t even have them yet. The legal process can drag out for months, there’s no reason the NFL needs to rush to judgment. Those of you slamming the NFL for not acting swiftly enough would be the same ones slamming them for making a decision based on incomplete or incorrect facts.

    We need information before any of us can make a judgment.

  11. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    April 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    Will the Chiefs panic like they did after Kareem Hunt’s video came out and cut him? That decision alone cost the Chiefs the SB last year.
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    The Patriots beat the Chiefs with and without Kareem Hunt last year. Nobody was stopping the Patriots last year. They were last season’s “hot team in the playoffs.”

  12. The Chiefs didn’t “panic” with Kareem Hunt. He lied to them about the incident and everything involved. Once the video was released and it showed that Hunt lied to the team, he was released. Had Hunt been honest with the team from the beginning, they may not have cut him.

    To characterize that as a “panic” move is just flat out incorrect.

    And this is from a Raiders fan.

  13. The league has a lot to clean up, may as well start here. Lifetime exile should the accusations be true. First chance is the last chance with this particular situation, no more!!

  14. And here is yet another problem with paying these players these huge sums of money they’re getting today, in just 2-3yrs of their rookie contracts they’ll have made more money than they would have by working a real job for 20yrs so why would they care, as we’ve seen already too many players aren’t team orienated and could care less about the team or winning or even a SB, for them it’s all about that all mighty dollar!

  15. Based on how chiefs handled Kareem hunt, if they knew Tyreek Hill has done something, wouldn’t he already be cut? Still zero evidence he did anything wrong. I stand with Tyreek Hill.

  16. Something left out of this post along with the previous few in here is that Tyreek Hill was over seas in the UAE when the first incident occurred. If that holds up and is true than that changes quite a lot. That would explain why the Chiefs haven’t cut him or why the NFL hasn’t suspended him.

    I’ve been watching the Chiefs and Hunt family my whole life, this isn’t the fan base or organization that will turn a blind eye to this. I’ll let Clark and Andy make the decisions based on all the evidence and just enjoy the season when it gets here, with or without Hill.

  17. Not a Chiefs fan, but I’d hate to see him get suspended if he didn’t do a thing. That being said, if he didn’t stop something from happening, that is almost as bad. I just hope they get to the bottom of it so everyone can move on here.

  18. kcflake says:
    April 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Based on how chiefs handled Kareem hunt, if they knew Tyreek Hill has done something, wouldn’t he already be cut? Still zero evidence he did anything wrong. I stand with Tyreek Hill.
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    Ditto.

    Until there is evidence presented that Tyreek has done something wrong, regardless of what the media implies or the internet court of opinion thinks, he is innocent. ROFL at all of the keyboard cowboy attorneys ready to pronounce sentence at this point.

  19. blogatron2000 says:
    April 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm
    kcflake says:
    April 19, 2019 at 2:38 pm
    Based on how chiefs handled Kareem hunt, if they knew Tyreek Hill has done something, wouldn’t he already be cut? Still zero evidence he did anything wrong. I stand with Tyreek Hill.
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    Ditto.

    Until there is evidence presented that Tyreek has done something wrong, regardless of what the media implies or the internet court of opinion thinks, he is innocent. ROFL at all of the keyboard cowboy attorneys ready to pronounce sentence at this point.
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    There is evidence, the Judge removed the child from the home and they don’t do that unless there IS A REASON, even if it wasn’t Tyreek he lives in the home and should have known what was happening and he should have been the one to call the cops if it was his fiancee that was abusing his child. But that wan’t what happened, she called the cops and I have yet to hear of a guilty party calling the cops on themselve!

    C’MON PEOPLE use that thing on top of your shoulders for something other than a hat rack!

  20. Evidence that there is an issue that needs to be addressed? Yes. Evidence of guilt? Absolutely not. The child is safe and the process is ongoing. Let it play out.

  21. A Judge can’t under the law remove a child for NO REASON! Regardless of what some people think there are a lot of people spending time in prison for murder when there wasn’t even a body found and still others that are in prison for “conspiracy to commit” a crime, now that means they didn’t actually commit the crime but they were thinking or planning it. And when there’s so much that points to one person then yes that is enough evidence to warrant punishment, especially in the NFL where Rodger doesn’t have to have any real evidence to suspend someone, just like Elliott there was no real evidence in that case, just a “he said, she said” case and that’s all it took! And that girl’s friend even admitted it was just an attempted money grab to get Elliott to pay, but that didn’t matter to Goodell, did it?

    Why didn’t we let the Elliott or Brady deals PLAY OUT? Because that’s not the way it works in the NFL, I’ll let it play out in a court of law and let that take it’s course, but as far as the NFL there’s already more than enough to invoke punishment under the NFL rule “conduct detrimental to the league” !

  22. Last thoughts on this:

    Let’s remember that Hill pleaded guilty to those 2014 charges for punching and choking his then girlfriend and those charges have since been dismissed and expunged. Point is he pleaded guilty and yet the NFL didn’t hand out any punishment. WHY?

    So it’s not like it hasn’t happen before, there is actually a record of it and just because was expunged it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen, it just means the records are sealed. And in certain curcumstances they can unseal those records and use that against him to show a “pattern” if more evidence comes forward in this case to justify unsealing those previous records, yes it’s rare but it does happen.

    But what bothers me the most is that seeing how there’s a child involved I’d think a lot more people would elect to be pre-active instead of reactive(act after the fact) or inactive(do nothing = as the NFL did the first time with Hill)! Too many times in these cases no one acts until the child, wife/girlfriend or both are dead, all because they claim there was not enough evidence, how many children/wifes or girlfriends have to die before that changes? Before we start to get pre-active instead of reactive or inactive?

  23. I would like to see what authorities say who did what to the child. If he abused the child, he should be banned for life. If it was his significant other and he did nothing, he should be suspended. If one or the other parent is indeed an abuser, and they are still together, when that is proven I will at that time lose all respect for Hill either way.

  24. Like its said there, losing custody of a child that young is an extreme measure called for in serious serious circonstances… If the child isnt a victim of violence what else could it be? They have the financial means necessary, I dont think they are doing heavy drugs, and so on..

    The child protection laws I know arent crafted to split up families. The NFL I hope wont drag its feet in this case, I think it would be a pretty bad look.

  25. Steve Cunningham says:
    April 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm
    Last thoughts on this:

    Let’s remember that Hill pleaded guilty to those 2014 charges for punching and choking his then girlfriend and those charges have since been dismissed and expunged. Point is he pleaded guilty and yet the NFL didn’t hand out any punishment. WHY?

    So it’s not like it hasn’t happen before, there is actually a record of it and just because was expunged it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen, it just means the records are sealed. And in certain curcumstances they can unseal those records and use that against him to show a “pattern” if more evidence comes forward in this case to justify unsealing those previous records, yes it’s rare but it does happen.

    But what bothers me the most is that seeing how there’s a child involved I’d think a lot more people would elect to be pre-active instead of reactive(act after the fact) or inactive(do nothing = as the NFL did the first time with Hill)! Too many times in these cases no one acts until the child, wife/girlfriend or both are dead, all because they claim there was not enough evidence, how many children/wifes or girlfriends have to die before that changes? Before we start to get pre-active instead of reactive or inactive?
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    Once again, you’re convicting him based on past actions. The more you talk, the more you prove my point.

  26. I think he should be suspended pending review like a police officer would be after a shooting. He should get paid as they get paid. Then…wait for it….investigate and figure out what happened and take appropriate action from there.

  27. Unlike the stock market, past performance is a very likely indicator of future results.

    No one here is convicting anyone. These opinions are all speculation, but that’s not to say they are not correct.

  28. jjfootball says:
    April 19, 2019 at 4:04 pm
    Ban him, what are they waiting for
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    My guess is they are waiting to learn all the facts of what happened

  29. “Chiefs are done. Won’t make the playoffs without Hunt and Hill.”

    Lol. Made it without Hunt last season and there is no indication at this point that they’ll be without Hill. Oh, and then there’s Mahomes, Kelce, Watkins, Williams and whatever moves they make in the upcoming draft. Definitely not “done”.

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