Chiefs should cut Tyreek Hill, NFL should ban him for life

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The franchise that can take pride in the memory of Joe Delaney now faces plenty of shame. And it will only get worse for the Chiefs if they don’t immediately cut receiver Tyreek Hill.

They were just down this road five months ago, dumping running back Kareem Hunt — who led the league in rushing a year earlier — after it became clear that he’d lied to the team about an incident that happened last February in Cleveland. Whether Hill lied to the team or anyone else (based on the audio released tonight, it appears he did) regarding the circumstances that led to his three-year-old son suffering a broken arm, the Chiefs have only one option: Sever ties with Tyreek Hill, now.

Given that someone (maybe the Browns) will give Hill a “second chance”, it’s not enough for the Chiefs to cut him. The NFL needs to banish him. Permanently.

Yes, Hill has rights. But the audio is credible. The audio is troubling. The audio confirms every suspicion that Wednesday’s press conference from Johnson County, Kansas district attorney Stephen Howe invited, and it should result in Hill immediately being placed on the Commissioner Exempt list. Barring compelling evidence that the tape was doctored or falsified, Hill should never play again in the NFL.

Not playing in the NFL could be the least of Hill’s problems. Given his statement from earlier in the day, which indicated that he cooperated with authorities, he apparently lied to authorities, creating a separate legal problem over and above the injury inflicted on his son. Coupled with Hill’s history of stunning and disturbing domestic violence, for which he escaped NFL punishment because it happened before he entered the NFL, Hill has forfeited the privilege of playing in the NFL.

Sorry, but that’s the truth. With only 53 jobs and 32 teams, Tyreek Hill is holding a roster spot that should go instead to someone who hasn’t broken the law, or his child’s arm. He should never take one of those roster spots ever again. And the sooner the Chiefs and the league act, the better.

62 responses to “Chiefs should cut Tyreek Hill, NFL should ban him for life

  1. The Chiefs proved they are an upstanding organization in their treatment of Hunt. It is a shame they are put in this position already again with Hill. Bet right now they are revisiting their background checks on this year’s potential draft picks.

  2. Hopefully they drop charges against the fan who threw a beer on him!!

  3. Wow! What a waste of true football talent.
    There has to be some kind of mental damage to this kid. Similar to Hernandez. Very sad.

  4. Good article Florio, it’s an embarrassment that women and child abusers stay in the league just because of their talent.

  5. 100% agreed. An innocent 3 year old is the victim and it’s incredibly sad.

  6. It’d be tough to remain a fan of the NFL if this guy is allowed to play in it.

  7. There needs to be a rule in place to stop these players being signed by other teams. The Chiefs lost Hunt but Hunt is still playing (or will be) I feel for the Chiefs and their fans they had two awesome players albeit not good human beings its rather unfair they should lose these guys and watch them put another uniform on.

  8. neilpountney says:
    There needs to be a rule in place to stop these players being signed by other teams. The Chiefs lost Hunt but Hunt is still playing (or will be) I feel for the Chiefs and their fans they had two awesome players albeit not good human beings its rather unfair they should lose these guys and watch them put another uniform on.
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    The Chiefs knew who they were drafting when they drafted Tyreek Hill

  9. The Chiefs shouldn’t have to cut him, that just gives another team a chance to sign him on the cheap. Put him on the exempt list and don’t do anything until there is a ruling on a suspension

  10. Hunt assaults an adult and gets cut; Hill breaks his son’s arm and is still a chief. I’d be embarrassed if I were a chiefs’ fan. Every NFL fan should be disgusted by this.

  11. I remember the league was going to start taking draft picks away or punishing them in some fashion when guys with a history of crime commit them again after being drafted or signed. Is that not in play. KC has had a few of them now and Hill has a history here they knew when they drafted him.

  12. patsbrat says:
    April 25, 2019 at 8:12 pm
    The Chiefs proved they are an upstanding organization in their treatment of Hunt. It is a shame they are put in this position already again with Hill. Bet right now they are revisiting their background checks on this year’s potential draft picks.

    I can’t tell if this is sarcastic or not. They didn’t prove anything by cutting Hunt. They knew what he was accused of, didn’t make the effort to get the video, and only cut him because he lied to them, not because of what he did. They drafted Hill knowing full well what he did to his pregnant wife. It had nothing to do with an inadequate background check. Same thing goes for trading for Frank Clarke and giving him $105 million. His past isn’t a secret either. Really upstanding.

  13. If the audio tapes are true, banishment from the NFL may be the least of his problems. Let’s see…..domestic violence, child abuse, lying to investigators, etc. Idle question…..who was taping this conversation? If. Hill and Espinal knew their conversation was being taped, they are bigger idiots than we already thought. Then again, their stupidity may have saved a child’s life.

  14. Funny…Still no proof. A legal system that fails to prove anything…Which of course leaves all the hearsay…led by the SJW’s posse and lynch mob…
    It’s not the NFL’s job to dispense justice for those who oppose due process!
    Be careful about the justice system you want to live by.
    In my world, you’re still innocent until proven guilty!

  15. I am going to preface this, I do believe that Hill is guilty. HOWEVER, if you read the transcript, it really doesnt prove anything. The girlfriend accuses him of abuse, and he denies it. In fact, he then accuses her of abuse.

    Its obvious that she was trying to get him to admit abuse on tape. I am not sure why people would change their minds on him based on that audio.

  16. ravensrooster94 says:
    If the audio tapes are true, banishment from the NFL may be the least of his problems. Let’s see…..domestic violence, child abuse, lying to investigators, etc. Idle question…..who was taping this conversation? If. Hill and Espinal knew their conversation was being taped, they are bigger idiots than we already thought. Then again, their stupidity may have saved a child’s life.
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    Have you listened to the audio or read the transcript? Espinal is recording and trying to get Hill to admit child abuse. Hill denies all of it. Espinal accuses him multiple times and he denies it all. He accuses her and she partially admits it.

    I feel terrible for that child to have horrible parents, but the audio proves nothing against Hill.

  17. kenmasters34 says:
    April 25, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I am going to preface this, I do believe that Hill is guilty. HOWEVER, if you read the transcript, it really doesnt prove anything. The girlfriend accuses him of abuse, and he denies it. In fact, he then accuses her of abuse.

    Its obvious that she was trying to get him to admit abuse on tape. I am not sure why people would change their minds on him based on that audio.

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    Because he threatens her on it? That’s plenty.

  18. kd75 says:
    April 25, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Good thing they didn’t put him on the Madden cover…

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    They put Mahomes on the cover. Apparently the Madden curse doesn’t cause injury anymore, it’s taking all your weapons away. Poor kid is heading into next year down two playmakers.

  19. He’s just a bad guy and has been for a long time it seems. The greed for his immense talent has been an enabler. He doesn’t deserve the privilege of playing in the NFL.

  20. I was defending him till I just heard the audio. This situation is much different than Kareem Kareem Hunt.

    Hill and his girlfriend should both be charged. What a total loser – doesnt deserve the privilege of playing in the NFL

  21. It’s true. If the NFL really cared about player conduct, they should institute a ban for life. The Kareem Hunts, Reuben Fosters, Aldon Smiths, Greg Hardy’s etc.. will learn nothing, and the teams that burned draft capital to employ these players have no business incentive to do the right thing because some other team will swoop in and give these players another chance. Perhaps the new team should be forced to forfeit a first round pick to the initial team. Maybe that would make them think twice, and make it that much easier for the initial team to outright release players who have these character issues. The main reason teams seem to hesitate in releasing a player is because of the draft capital that’s invested in the player. As a niner fan, I’ve seen this too many times where another team gets the benefit of having the services of a highly talented player at a wholesale discount. Nothing will change though. Talent will trump moral judgement.

  22. Just out of curiosity, why has there never been a single word about Frank Clark’s past until now? And I agree about Hill needing to go!

  23. Any player that has documented history of violence against women or children in any regard should not be allowed to join the NFL period. This is the only way they will be able to discourage young upcoming players from this behavior and forced to keep clean. All 32 NFL teams should have to cast a majority vote for any player being considered for a second chance prior to being drafted or signed during league meetings. All NFL teams need to have some skin in on these issues. If a players trips up after being given a chance then that should result in immediate banishment.

  24. G Mmm says:
    April 25, 2019 at 9:36 pm
    Funny…Still no proof. A legal system that fails to prove anything…Which of course leaves all the hearsay…led by the SJW’s posse and lynch mob…
    It’s not the NFL’s job to dispense justice for those who oppose due process!
    Be careful about the justice system you want to live by.
    In my world, you’re still innocent until proven guilty!

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    Innocent until proven guilty was put in place long before video and audio recordings were possible. Yes, people are still innocent until proven, but that proof can come out long before they are even arrested. our eyes and ears do not lie. When you see or hear a crime in a recording, you become a witness and have every right to make the judgment thats appropriate. in this case, this guy is as guilty as they come.

  25. The Chiefs shouldn’t cut Hill unless he is banned from the league and/or sent to prison. What’s the point of cutting him if he’s going to be picked up by the Browns/Cowboys/Raiders? In the case of Hunt, the Chiefs got punished more than he did. Why let that happen again? If the league won’t legislate against violent/criminal behavior why should the Chiefs be held to a higher standard than other teams in the NFL?

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