Tyreek Hill: I have to work on my life skills

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Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill spoke to reporters at training camp on Sunday and one of the questions he faced was about his conversation with team owner Clark Hunt.

Hunt said that he had “a very frank conversation” with Hill when the wideout rejoined the team after the NFL announced he would not be suspended for child abuse allegations or the language he used toward his child’s mother in an audio recording of the couple discussing their son’s injuries. Hill did not offer any details of that conversation, but said “I have to work on my life skills” by way of referencing the message Hunt sent.

Hill said he was unaware that a recording of his conversation with Crystal Espinal existed until it went public and said his language, which included telling Espinal she should be terrified of him, was “very disrespectful.” He added that he wouldn’t want anyone talking to his little sister, daughter or mother like that.

In response to a question about a reference to punching his son in the chest during the taped conversation, Hill said that “would probably refer to me teaching my son how to box” while wearing boxing gloves but otherwise steered clear of details about anything related to the incidents that led authorities to remove the boy from the care of his parents earlier this year.

Hill closed the session by saying that he’s “growing as a person every day” and thanking the Chiefs, their fans and the NFL for welcoming him back.

55 responses to “Tyreek Hill: I have to work on my life skills

  1. chiefs’ fans cheering loudly for him at practice last week speaks volumes about chiefs’ fans.

  2. Paying this guy is going to be a franchise killing moment. Let him play his deal out and hit free agency.

  3. How does KC release Hunt and not Tyreek? What Tyreek did and said is disgusting but the Chiefs are Ok with it.

  4. Thank you, Captain Obvious. In other breaking news, Nathan Peterman says he needs to get better at football.

  5. If Tyreek was on anybody else’s team, they’d probably react just like “Chiefs” fans.

  6. I guess the 3 year old broke his own arm and whipped himself with a belt so CPS would take him.

  7. So again, why was Jimmy Smith suspended for leaving angry voicemails with his girl but Hill gets nothing despite threatening to kill his girl, breaking his sons arm, AND being a repeat offender?

  8. Don’t worry about it big guy. You’re good at football. That’s all the fanbase cares about.

  9. Just a good thing all he did was beat a toddler. His career would be in jeopardy if he did something truly evil, like smoke weed.

  10. Kansas City fans are such trash for cheering for him.

    Anything to win a trophy….

    Busch light folks

  11. I have work to do on my life skills, and if you people don’t back off and stop asking me so many questions someone’s gettin hurt

  12. So again, why was Jimmy Smith suspended for leaving angry voicemails with his girl but Hill gets nothing despite threatening to kill his girl, breaking his sons arm, AND being a repeat offender?

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    Because the NFL doesn’t want Mahomes w/o his most explosive weapon

  13. jbaxt says:
    July 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    Get over it, the people who wish him to be guilty are the ones who need help
    ++++
    By your comments, it suggests you’re okay with what players do, right or wrong, guilty or not, as long as you have a shot at the playoffs/Lombardi.

    Kids be damned! Sad, really.

  14. It’s the inconsistent crap that fans, are sick of. The commissar, or commissioner comes of a bit BI-FRICKICKIN’-POLAR. Is old.

  15. Never threatened to kill her, to “repeat” it has to be done more than once and please show me where Hill broke his sons arm..,

    Of course you could “assume” those things if you ONLY listened to the partial audio the media shared. (Despite having the full audio)

    Close your eyes and ears and only believe what the boogie man tells you.

  16. It is my understanding, still, to this day it has NOT 100% determined how the boys arm was broken. As unfortunate as that is, that is why there was no action.

    I would like to read the article that states different. Link it.

  17. life skills eh? that would be a hilarious understatement of the issue if not for the threat of someone being killed next time.

  18. So none of you think that the NFL’s willingness to suspend guys like Incognito this offseason over conduct that damages the shield means that they weren’t going to subject Hill to the same standards? The Incognito suspension was like 1-2 weeks before this ruling on Hill. Goodell just had a sudden change of heart on these behavior matters?

    If the “You need to be terrified of me too” comment is all the NFL needs, why do you think they chose not to suspend him? Did they just FORGET about it?

    I get it. You want to feel morally superior, and Tyreek being guilty means you get to parade that moral superiority on the internet. A report came out that Tyreek had a broken arm. Tyreek already had the incident from 2014. Then the recording. That means you have all the facts you need for guilt! And if anybody says there might be more to it than that, and it’s information that can’t and shouldn’t be publicly released or documented, that person is just a Chiefs fan who doesn’t care about abused kids and hates women! Well, I guess that means Lisa Friel must be a Chiefs fan!

  19. Most of these players use agents and image consultants to shape these type of statements. Life skills? Boxing lessons? I personally think there’s a limit to what fans will accept.

  20. Needs to work on his life skills? He could start by not beating on pregnant women and innocent children…..

  21. A grown man wearing his hair like that says he’s grown as a person?

    ok. whatever dude.

    smh.

  22. I need to work on my life skills too and stop supporting a league that allows this type of behavior to go on. Every year I feel dirtier and dirtier watching the NFL.

  23. Kuruz1968 says:
    July 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm
    It’s the inconsistent crap that fans, are sick of. The commissar, or commissioner comes of a bit BI-FRICKICKIN’-POLAR. Is old.

    Get a small clue. I live with bipolar disorder and I seem to be put together pretty well.

    If the fans are sick of it then they sure aren’t showing it. The NFL remains by far the highest grossing sport. On the planet.

  24. “chiefs’ fans cheering loudly for him at practice last week speaks volumes about chiefs’ fans.”

    Funny you would be doing the same if he was on your team.

  25. wonder how many “you better be afraid of me too” bombs are gonna get dropped on “Reek” after a good play by the opposing team?

  26. I didn’t listen to the whole tape, and apparently that makes a difference so I will let it go. But the league office needs to get their act together. If tarnishing the shield is a suspendable offense, he should have been suspended. And the prosecutors said they couldn’t prove which one broke the kid’s arm, so he is either guilty of doing it or lying about it for her, so either way, should have been suspended. BECAUSE ONE OF THEM BROKE A 3 YEAR OLDS ARM. But clearly, the commissioner only lands on people who he is told to land on, and gives special ones a pass.

  27. Only reason Hill is still on the team is because he can’t be replaced, whereas Hunt could be. Has nothing to do with what’s right, but who can help you win.

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