Tyreek Hill won the AFC offensive player or the week award and whenever his name hits the national scene you can expect to hear about his past with domestic violence. That I’m writing about that topic on this date is surreal because of what happened four years ago today with Jovan Belcher.
That was before Andy Reid and John Dorsey. For his part, Reid said at the top of his presser on Wednesday that he was proud of Tyreek more so off the field than on.
“He came here with the incident, obviously, right?” Reid said. “I think you probably know that. That’s why you’re here. So, he’s handled himself in a good way. There haven’t been any issues, which is a positive. Then, he has the things that he has to do for the incident, and he doesn’t miss anything. He does everything that he’s supposed to do, and that’s a plus.”
Tyreek also spoke with the media about those things he has to do.
“Those things require a lot of things, going to class, I do those things and I make sure I do those things in order for me to be a better person. I’m really dedicated and I’m going to stick to it so I can be a better man and a better citizen for this community and a better father to my son.”
I’ll be honest, I’m conflicted. I’m not an expert on this. I don’t know the right way to handle this. Should it be brought up every time we talk about him? Should we “move on”? Should a sports blog be writing about this at all? What is the role of sports in all of this? What about second chances? I don’t know the answers.
You can watch and listen to Tyreek here.