Chiefs ban Tyreek Hill from offseason workouts

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The story of draft day came roughly an hour before the draft started.

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, one of the best players in the league who not long ago was on the brink of a new contract that perhaps would have paid him upwards of $20 million per year, will no longer be participating in offseason workouts.

G.M. Brett Veach told reporters in a late-night, end-of-round-one press conference that, in light of the audio that emerged on Thursday evening of Hill and Crystal Espinal discussing the events that led to their three-year-old son suffering a broken arm, Hill will not be taking part in any team activities.

“We were deeply disturbed by what we heard, we were deeply concerned,” Veach told reporters. “We decided that at this time and for the foreseeable future, Tyreek Hill will not take part in any team activities. We are going to gather more information, we’re going to evaluate this information, and we will make the right decision regarding Tyreek Hill.”

Barring evidence that the audio was doctored or falsified in any way, the right decision — the only decision — is to permanently sever ties with Tyreek Hill.

69 responses to “Chiefs ban Tyreek Hill from offseason workouts

  1. What’s with these guys beating their kids, wives and girlfriends? It seems like it’s always NFL players in the news for this garbage. Either they just get more press or it isn’t as prevalent in MLB/NHL/NBA (or those athletes are better at hiding it).

  2. they aren’t cutting him. they are going to ride this out and just hope he doesn’t get banned. they are kicking themselves for getting rid of Hunt so abruptly when they could have waited it out. hill will probably get a 1 year ban, then be back and ready to go in 2020.

  3. No coincidence that audio is released the day of the draft. If someone really wanted to do the Chiefs a favor they would have released it earlier in time for them to make solid plans to draft a receiver or make a trade to replace Hill.
    In any case, his football career ended on the day a lot of other player careers begin.

  4. Hill banned from workouts. Next step, the NFL does the right thing and bans Hill for life.

  5. Wow, big tough guy, beating up a toddler. He needs to go to jail, really. I’m a die-hard Chiefs fan and would rather miss the playoffs than keep this dude.

  6. And the Chiefs are surprised now? Im sorry but you knew exactly who you were drafting. He will end up in Cleveland now…anything to win

  7. I can understand KC’s hesitation not to cut Hill outright, eventhough this is turning into a PR nightmare. NFL needs to find a way to deter other teams from signing dodgy players like this on the cheap. How about a rule that players cut for these type of issues can only be signed if the signing team cedes high draft picks. The Browns should have ceded at least a 2nd rounder for Hunt, as should the Redskins have for Foster. Would make them think twice and the previous team is not left holding the bag.

  8. The fact he pled guilty to beating up (choking & punching) his pregnant girlfriend in 2014 should’ve barred him from the 2016 Draft – not least because he was still on probation. The fact that things got so bad the state took the kid into care after 2 serious incidents is enough too. But now there’s a tape! Now “zero tolerance” can finally apply as a last resort measure.

  9. Why do the Chiefs need to be the ones who set the precednet? The last time they “did the right thing” in the Kareem Hunt situation, they were screwed over by Goodell, who ended up only giving Hunt a slap on the wrist. Now the Browns have one of the best RBs in the league and the Chiefs are the only ones who ended up losing anything out of the ordeal. Forget that.

    If the NFL is going to continue to let these criminals get away with this garbage, why should the Chiefs have to play the good guys and cut such a talented player who will only end up getting yet another chance somewhere else? They were screwed over in the Hunt situation and aren’t about to let that happen again.

    Goodell needs to take the first step, not the Chiefs. Ban Hill indefinitely and then the Chiefs can cut him. If he’s just going to suspend him for 6 games and then let some rival team reap the rewards of his talent afterwards, then screw it. This is ridiculous. It not the Chiefs responsibility to change the standards of the league, that’s up to Goodell and the players union. So make it happen, Roger. Until then, everyone needs to stop acting like the Chiefs are the bad guys here for not screwing themselves yet again.

  10. It took audio evidence for the Chiefs to punish him.Were they sitting in the office going dam now there is evidence because before this audio got leaked he was practicing with the Chiefs.Its a shame a Great organization looks the other way to win Games.He was an animal before they drafted him and still is.I hope they cut him and he is banned from the NFL.I also hope the state protects this Kid and no more harm comes to him.

  11. Could not agree more. He should be banned for life from the league. We are talking about a child’s life here. That is bigger than football. This guy is a danger to society and has no place on a football field. He should be in jail.

  12. Lets face it the Chiefs can’t let what happen to Hunt now take place with Hill where they release the player only to have him be picked up by another team in no time. The League needs to set in place that if a player is release due to situations like this that they don’t get to sign up with another team and play the next Season( more severe penalties needs to be put in place)

    The team picking up that player should heavily compensate the team that player was just released from, If that player was a first rd pick then the Compensation is an automatic first rd pick, At worse the compensation should be an Automatic 2nd if that player wasn’t a first Rd draft pick. Playing in the NFL is a Privilege and never a RIGHT.

  13. so chiefs fans. you were awful vociferous defending hill. where are you all now to say you were wring. there IS evidence he was responsible. and to think, all you chiefs fans really cared about was whether he could play football, not whether he did this or not.

  14. Betting he’ll be released by the Chiefs and suspended indefinitely by the NFL in pretty short order. He’s played his last down in the NFL and rightfully so.

  15. Sweet Insanity says:
    April 26, 2019 at 6:58 am
    Lets face it the Chiefs can’t let what happen to Hunt now take place with Hill where they release the player only to have him be picked up by another team in no time. The League needs to set in place that if a player is release due to situations like this that they don’t get to sign up with another team and play the next Season( more severe penalties needs to be put in place)

    The team picking up that player should heavily compensate the team that player was just released from, If that player was a first rd pick then the Compensation is an automatic first rd pick, At worse the compensation should be an Automatic 2nd if that player wasn’t a first Rd draft pick. Playing in the NFL is a Privilege and never a RIGHT.

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    Agree completely. I got roasted for this same idea a few weeks ago.

  16. I’ve not heard the entire tape, but I definitely heard enough. There’s no don’t Hill is a pathetic coward and horror of a person. The court was wise to remove this little boy from Hill’s reach.
    His girlfriend has attempted to “cover” for him. Not unusual for a woman to do in abusive relationships, but the audio allows for her to be charged with at least conspiracy related activity at a minimum.

    So there’s no doubt in my mind they both will be charged, she’ll flip on him, and Hill will be rightly found guilty if it ever gets to court. Before that, he’ll be cut by the Chiefs probably on Friday, and suspended by the Commish shortly thereafter. He won’t see any football field for at least 1-2 years.
    Without video evidence to surface to keep the public shocked and unforgiving, he might have a team take a flyer at some point 1-2 years from now and claim that he’s rehabilitated. That’s a pretty big if. Certainly for now and the foreseeable future Hill’s career is effectively over. Couldn’t happen to a nicer scumbag.

    I hope this little boy gets the love and protection every child deserves.

  17. The Chiefs are getting absolutely hammered by their poor decision to draft low character players. What an implosion.

  18. Kareem Hunt should have been banned for life and so should Tyreek Hill there is no excuse no reason that is good enough for this behavior and yes they should be in jail also. Why do people continue to give this stars a pass on the stuff they do. I am sorry by Adrian Peterson should have been out of the league as well. That is why it keeps happening no one is held accountable for their actions anymore.

  19. they aren’t cutting him. they are going to ride this out and just hope he doesn’t get banned. they are kicking themselves for getting rid of Hunt so abruptly when they could have waited it out. hill will probably get a 1 year ban, then be back and ready to go in 2020.
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    I think you are missing the bigger picture here…Hill needs to be concerned about some real jail time here… He needs some serious help.

  20. moemoe4321 says:
    April 26, 2019 at 8:41 am
    Kareem Hunt should have been banned for life and so should Tyreek Hill there is no excuse no reason that is good enough for this behavior and yes they should be in jail also.

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    It doesn’t sound like there is much of a comparison between Hunt’s actions (barely kicking a drunken woman) and Hill’s (breaking his own child’s arm and assaulting the child’s mom)

    If KC has any consistency whatsoever they will cut Hill today

  21. I don’t equate what Hunt did to what Hill has done. What Hunt did was bad, no doubt. But it was his first known offense. But, one more incident for him and yes, he should be gone. Hill? OMG, He hit, punched, and choked his PREGNANT girlfriend. How he got off with probation in the courts is truly mind boggling. But this audio confirms that Hill is guilty of 1) threatening his girlfriend again (the one he previously abused) 2) and that he at the very least punches his 3 year old in the chest and likely broke his arm. That’s enough for a lifetime ban.

  22. The Chiefs are taking a serious stand on player behavior. It’s impressive to see an NFL team value character and moral values over Wins. Plus they’re still WINNING!!

  23. Could the NFL fine or take draft picks away from a team that picks up Hill? in my opinion, moves like Hunt getting picked up on the cheap after an incident like last year. by Cleveland is such a bad pr move, it could be considered conduct detrimental to the league.

  24. Banning him from workouts is a JOKE. As the late Dennis Green would say, he is who we thought he was. And the Chiefs are perfectly content with that. Change my mind.

  25. This is far more than just the Chief’s problem. The League needs to step in and ban Hill from the NFL.

    If the Chiefs cut him (as they should), the league can’t sit by and watch another team sign him, let him serve his suspension and then they get an impact player for nothing.

    Now is the time to draw a line in the sand and announce to every player on every team that this behavior has real consequences and the biggest one is your job.

  26. As a reminder, Dorsey drafted Hill and Hunt. Dorsey was fired when Hunts issues became known even though everyone thought Dorsey was doing great.

    Now we know why Dorsey was fired. Maybe Cleveland should follow suit.

  27. thejetssuck2001 says:
    April 26, 2019 at 7:06 am
    so chiefs fans. you were awful vociferous defending hill. where are you all now to say you were wring. there IS evidence he was responsible. and to think, all you chiefs fans really cared about was whether he could play football, not whether he did this or not.

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    People are aloud to change their mind based on new evidence. In fact it’s the best way to live life.

    Also, I grew up with the notion that people are innocent until proven guilty. There is no doubt now that he is guilty of being a piece of crap and should be banned from the nfl.

    Take your Facebook logic back to Facebook please.

  28. jimcross1957 says:
    April 26, 2019 at 1:25 am
    How do you verify a audio tape????
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    I have to believe that with the technology available in 2019, verifying an audio recording as authentic would take about 10 minutes, and that is only if the techs spend the first 9 minutes getting coffee.

  29. thejetssuck2001 says:

    April 26, 2019 at 7:06 am

    so chiefs fans. you were awful vociferous defending hill. where are you all now to say you were wring. there IS evidence he was responsible. and to think, all you chiefs fans really cared about was whether he could play football, not whether he did this or not.
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    Actually I believe the Chiefs Fans wanted evidence of what occurred and were not going to jump on the guilty until proven innocent bandwagon that you seem so fond of, especially since no charges were filed. The audio is disturbing and I am pretty sure most Chiefs Fans will accept this as proof of what occurred once the tape is verified. Now back to your pedestal.

  30. unbridledsexy says:
    April 26, 2019 at 10:34 am
    thejetssuck2001 says:
    April 26, 2019 at 7:06 am
    so chiefs fans. you were awful vociferous defending hill. where are you all now to say you were wring. there IS evidence he was responsible. and to think, all you chiefs fans really cared about was whether he could play football, not whether he did this or not.

    ———————————————-

    People are aloud to change their mind based on new evidence. In fact it’s the best way to live life.

    Also, I grew up with the notion that people are innocent until proven guilty. There is no doubt now that he is guilty of being a piece of crap and should be banned from the nfl.

    Take your Facebook logic back to Facebook please.

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    Innocent until proven guilty only applies to criminal convictions. It does not apply to individual opinions.

  31. I defended this guy til I just listened to the audio. Him and his baby mama both need to be charged – it’s clear he injured the kid and she covered it up.

    He should never play again

  32. I don`t care if teams draft red flag players, I am okay with second chances for stupid mistakes when younger. BUT, if a team takes what would be a cheap player, if they screwup a la Hunt and Hill and put the league in a bad position that team needs to forfeit there 1st and 4th round pick and ban them from primetime for a few years. This should prevent types like Reid and Dorsey
    From taking very high risk players players that shouldn’t be in the NFL. Clearly Hill who beat his pregnant girlfriend and got the college town deal should never have been in the league. Reid and Dorsey should be gone too, they empowered both Hunt and Hill.

  33. The Chiefs players are causing more damage to the shield than the no call PI did in the NFCCG! Lifetime ban for Tyreek is the only option now.

  34. Hill needs to be in jail. Not sure how he skated on what he did to his then pregnant girlfriend. As for this notion that teams should be compensated after cutting a player? Ludicrous. They didn’t have to cut him. That would be like your ex-wife’s new husband having to give you a large sum of cash.

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