Exactly one month after reports surfaced that Overland Park police were investigating an alleged incident of battery at the home of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill — the Chiefs are beginning their voluntary offseason program.
And as first reported by NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Hill will be participating.
#Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, who is being investigated by local authorities for an incident at his home, is planning to be at KC’s offseason conditioning program, I’m told. It begins today. Hill has not been charged and his NFL status remains unchanged.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2019
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has reported to the first day of KC’s offseason workouts, per a source.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 15, 2019
As Rapoport noted, Hill has not been charged of any crime. So his status with the Chiefs and the NFL remains unchanged... for now.
Since the initial report on March 15, there has been no official word on the outcome of the Overland Park police investigation, or what was reported to be a parallel investigation by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
Speaking to the media during the NFL meetings in Phoenix on March 26, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that on the advice of counsel, he had not spoken to Hill.
“I have not — our counsel has told us not to do that, so I have not been in contact with him.” Reid said. “I really don’t even have a further statement from what we put out. So really, nothing’s happened there. There’s no news on that.”
Reid was referring to a March 15 team statement saying only that the team was aware of the investigation, and was in the process of gathering information about it from the league and local authorities.
In a tweet that same day, Yahoo! Sports’ Terez Paylor provided an additional statement from Reid.
“We’re just letting it take its course. Did I expect it to happen? I don’t know what happened. That’s what they’re trying to figure out.”
On April 2, Hill posted a video to his YouTube account that portrayed him in offseason workouts.
In the video, Hill made no mention of the ongoing investigation.
Reports have indicated that Overland Park police were called to Hill’s home on two different occasions — first on March 5, and then again on March 14. But March 5 also marked the last report that Hill and the Chiefs were in contract negotiations, which had previously been reported as an offseason priority for the team.