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Report: Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill involved in investigation for alleged battery

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Hill has not been charged, but Overland Park police are investigating what appears to be a domestic incident.

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According to a report in the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is involved in an investigation for an alleged incident that reportedly involves his son.

According to the Star’s reporting, they are in possession of an Overland Park Police Department report dated Thursday concerning an alleged battery incident involving a juvenile as the victim. Hill’s fiancee Crystal Espinal is also listed on the report as being involved in the incident but Hill is not.

It is not presently known when this alleged incident took place.

“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

According to KCTV-5, TMZ and other reports, there is also a report from the Overland Park Police Department dated March 5 that names both Hill and Espinal as “involved” in an incident. Neither are listed as suspects. “There is a note on the report that the case was “closed/cleared” and “prosecution declined” on March 8,” TMZ reported.

According to the Star, as of Friday afternoon, Hill has not yet been charged with a crime.

From the Star’s reporting:

A source familiar with the situation said Hill’s fiancee has been in contact with Overland Park police. The source said that the incident was against the couple’s 3-year-old son, resulting in a broken arm.

As you’ll remember, Hill came to national prominence when he was arrested and charged with punching and choking Espinal — then pregnant with their child — when Hill was a star player for the Oklahoma State football team.

Hill was dismissed from the team when the charges were filed, and finished his college career at the University of West Alabama.

Hill pleaded guilty to charges of domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015, and received three years probation, which included anger management counseling.

Hill’s criminal record in Oklahoma was expunged last summer when he successfully completed the terms of his probation.

The Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His selection was immediately controversial, and at the time, the team said they believed Hill could make a clean break from the kind of behavior for which he had been charged in Oklahoma, and would not tolerate another occurrence.

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