Reports emerged early Monday that Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill would be reporting for phase one of team offseason workouts. It’s been exactly one month since reports surfaced that Overland Park police were investigating an alleged incident of battery at his home.
“The club is aware of the investigation. 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.”
Head coach Andy Reid confirmed Hill was back in the building in his opening statement.
“I know you’re going to potentially ask about Tyreek,” Reid said to reporters. “Tyreek is here. I don’t have anything further to tell you from the statement we put out. There’s been no new news on it and so I’m going to leave it at that. I have had a chance to say hello to him. I have done that, and again, see him in the meeting.”
As expected, Reid still faced questions regarding the 25-year-old, three-time Pro Bowler.
Here was Reid’s full exchange with reporters:
Q: “Andy, just to clarify with Tyreek, you have no further information from anybody regarding the investigation, and thus, the default is he’s with you guys unless you have a reason not to?”
Reid: “Yeah. There is no further information from what we put out there in the statement, and yes, he’s here working out.”
Q: “You expect him to be part of this going forward?”
Reid: “Yeah, he’s here ‘till—off of what we know, he’s here.”
Q: “Has some of the uncertainty, at least around his status, impacted your preparation for next season?”
Reid: “No. No. We’re full steam ahead.”
Q: “Can we expect any comment regarding it once the investigation wraps up or as this moves along?”
Reid: “We’ll see when we get—if there is anything to comment on we’ll always put it out there for you. We’re not hiding it.”
Q: “Is it still the case that based on your legal counseling, are you not allowed to answer?”
Reid: “There’s nothing different of the statement and then. Listen, I’m not there to judge on that. That’s what’s taking place now and so, I’m here to coach, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Q: “You told us in Phoenix that you’ve been advised not to really delve into the situation as it plays out.”
Reid: “Yeah, there’s nothing to really delve—right now, there’s nothing to really delve into. There’s no information. You guys asked me for further information. There’s nothing to delve into there. It’s the same thing that we had before, so that’s kind of where we’re—we’ll just let it play out, and then we, go here.”
Q: “Have you been in contact with the police at all? Or have they reached out?”
Reid: “Yeah, I’m not going to get into all that. That’s not—I’m kind of where I’m at here on this. I mean, we’ve covered it.”
Q: “Would it be fair to say it’s a positive sign that he’s here today?”
Reid: “Yeah. Listen, he’s here. I don’t want to make judgment on anything other than he’s here. He’s working, and we don’t have anything else. That’s kind of what we got.”
Later in the day, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was asked if the Hill situation has affected his preparation.
“I think coach Reid said it,” Mahomes said, “and what he goes with is what we go with.”
As has been the case for a while now, until more information becomes available, this story remains a standstill in Kansas City.