Do you agree with NFL’s decision to not suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill?

Tyreek Hill

Tyreek Hill

In a written statement released Friday, the league said Hill would not be disciplined because of lack of access to evidence in the legal investigation.

"Local law enforcement authorities have publicly advised that the available evidence does not permit them to determine who caused the child's injuries", the league said.

The Chiefs had suspended Hill indefinitely in April after a recording of a conversation between Hill and his then-fiancée, Crystal Espinal went public.

Hill had stayed out of trouble since arriving in Kansas City, becoming not only one of the best wide receivers in the league but one of the most popular players on the team. To the NFL, Commissioner Goodell and everyone who assisted in this investigation: thank you for your time and for conducting a thorough investigation. The NFL said that its understanding is that the boy, who turned four this month, is safe and that his care is being directed and monitored by the Johnson County District Court and the Johnson County Department for Children and Families. The information developed in the court proceeding is confidential and has not been shared with us, and the court has sealed all law enforcement records.

"Based on the evidence presently available, the National Football League can not conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy", the National Football League said in a statement Friday. NFL investigator Lisa Friel interviewed Hill for 8.5 hours in Kansas City in late June; the MMQB's Albert Breer reports that the league made multiple attempts to interview Espinal, but she did not participate.

Hill has denied these child-abuse allegations, calling them false in a statement he tweeted. Espinal told Hill that their son is terrified of him to which Hill responded, "You need to be terrified of me, too, b--".

The league said it will investigate further if new information emerges but for the time being, Hill is free to report to camp, practice and play. "We are glad to welcome Tyreek back to the team and look forward to the start of training camp next week".

KCTV in Kansas City aired part of the audio, including a recording of Espinal telling Hill that when asked about an injury to the child's arm, the boy replied: "Daddy did it".

Hill issued a statement later Friday in which he thanked the Chiefs, including team owner Clark Hunt and coach Andy Reid, along with their fans for sticking by him through the investigation. Hill not only denied hurting his son, he also denied hurting Espinal in 2015, when he pleaded guilty to a domestic assault and battery charge.

Hill was suspended in April by the Chiefs.