An audio clip obtained and broadcast by KCTV revealed a disturbing conversation between Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee as they were discussing Hill allegedly physically abusing their toddler son.
Hill had been accused of breaking his 3-year-old son's arm in an incident that brought police to his home, but charges against him were dropped this week. Police said they believed a crime had occurred but claimed they couldn't definitively determine who did it.
While Hill may be out of the woods in terms of criminal liability, this audio does not help his reputation with the public or his standing with the NFL.
The audio was reportedly secretly recorded by Hill's fiancee Crystal Espinal while they were walking through an airport in Dubai in March.
In the recording, Espinal accuses Hill of punching their son in the chest when he cries and hitting him with a belt when he gets in trouble. She tells Hill that their son is "terrified" of him. Hill argues that his son respects him, then fires back threateningly at his fiancee.
"You need to be terrified of me too, b****," Hill allegedly says on the recording. "That's why you can't keep a f***ing man."
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Hill has a violent background. In 2015, while he was a student at Oklahoma State, he was accused of choking Espinal and punching her in the face and stomach while she was pregnant with their son. He pleaded guilty to the charges and got probation.
Hill denies the most recent accusations of abuse.
"I love and support my family above anything," Hill said in a statement Thursday. "I want to thank the Kansas City Chiefs, my attorneys, my agent and my union for supporting me through this. My focus remains on working hard to be the best person for my family and our community I can be, and the best player to help our team win."
(H/T New York Post)