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Chiefs Star Tyreek Hill Will Not Face Criminal Charges After Child Abuse Case Reopened

CARSON, CA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a touchdown untouched, to take a 38-20 lead over the Los Angeles Chargers during the fourth quarter at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Despite local authorities reopening a child abuse case against Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, the controversial wideout will not face any criminal charges.

Hill had been suspended indefinitely from team activities, but the Chiefs were waiting for a response from the NFL before making any more punishments. The league, in turn, was previously waiting on a response from the prosecution.

Hill was suspended after audio featuring a discussion about abusing his son with fiancee Crystal Espinal, whom Hill was kicked out of Oklahoma State for assaulting, leaked to the press.

The audio leaked one day after domestic violence charges against Hill were dropped after the prosecution couldn't prove that it was Hill who committed the crime, although they did believe a crime had occurred.

The Chiefs has already planned for Hill's absence after drafting Mecole Hardman in the second round, but it suddenlty seems likely that the speed demon Hill will be out on the field at Arrowhead Stadium. While this entire situation is another question mark in the increasingly checkered story of Hill, especially regarding his relationships with women and children, it appears Hill won't face any more legal challenges related to this incident.