In a shocking turn of events, the NFL decided not to hand down a suspension to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill after allegations that he abused his three-year-old son, and ultimately no new conviction in court.
As you can imagine, Hill is thrilled with the outcome, and released the following statement on Friday, thanking the Chiefs and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
This entire case from the very beginning has been strange, and the facts are unclear. However, police were called to Hill's home twice, once for "alleged battery" and another for "child abuse or neglect."
Whether or not Hill or his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, had anything to do with putting this child in harm, the NFL needed to put their foot down and make a stand, especially when you look at how many previous suspensions were handed down by the league following the clearing of criminal charges.
No criminal charges have been filed against Hill or Espinal in either circumstance, but there was a jarring audio clip that came out during this saga that painted the Chiefs receiver in a bad light.
That partial audio clip led to the Chiefs banning Hill from all offseason activities prior to the league making any sort of decision.
Even though Hill is not being punished right now, the NFL did come out and say this case could be reopened if more evidence comes to light. So, he may be free and clear at this time, but he could miss games down the road if we gain a clearer picture on this matter.