UPDATE: Friday, 2:13 p.m. Arrowhead Time.
Per KCTV5, Hill’s criminal case has been reopened.
JUST IN: Criminal case against Tyreek Hill, fiance reopened following audio's release https://t.co/MXfH83WFp0 pic.twitter.com/NUnzCAKQCo— KCTV5 News (@KCTV5) April 26, 2019
Andy Reid made the following statement before Frank Clark’s introductory press conference:
REID: “I just want to preface this press conference. There are a lot of folks here I know that were not here last night when Brett made his statement. We’re sensitive to that. We understand you have a lot of questions. I think you understand also that the case has been reopened, so we’ll stick with the statement that we made last night about Tyreek. [Friday] is Frank’s day, so we just appreciate and respect that.”
Asked about why Hill’s situation was not resolved, general manager Brett Veach referred back to the Chiefs’ Thursday night statement.
VEACH: “I’m not going to have too much to add. As I said [Thursday], we’re going to continue to gather information and evaluate the information, as I said [Thursday]. We’ll make the right decision when the time’s appropriate.”
KCTV5 releases new audio of exchange between Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal
KCTV5 released new audio of Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal Thursday night during their 6 p.m. news telecast. The network explained the two were discussing the broken arm of their 3-year-old son.
The network explained this was new information the Johnson County District Attorney did not have before his Wednesday press conference, during which the DA explained there was not enough evidence to prosecute either Hill or his fiancé because he didn’t know who committed the crime.
KCTV5’s story included several exchanges between Hill and Espinal, which was reportedly an 11-minute exchange that took place in Dubai International Airport:
ESPINAL: “He is terrified of you! And you say he respects you, but it’s not respect. It’s terrify, he is terrified of you.”
HILL: “You need to be terrified of me too, b—. That’s why you can’t keep a f— man, n—.”
ESPINAL: “We were getting into it, and he said, ‘Daddy, you’re mean.’
ESPINAL: “So we walked up the stairs.”
HILL: “Right and then said, ‘Come back.’”
ESPINAL: “You said, ‘Come back down here.’ And he didn’t want to go down there.”
ESPINAL: “And he didn’t want to go down there.”
ESPINAL: “But I was like, ‘—, go down there because it will end up worse for you.”
ESPINAL: “So, he walked down there and then you were getting on his a— about s—.”
HILL: “And then you said something, right?”
ESPINAL: “No. You kept getting on—and then he started crying and then you were like, ‘Shut up. Shut up. Stop crying. Stop crying. Stop crying.’”
ESPINAL: “And then he kept crying because he was scared. He’s terrified. And what? You grabbed on to him somehow, or he fell? One of the two.”
HILL: “I didn’t do nothing. That’s sad, bro. That is really sad.”
ESPINAL: “Then why does — say, ‘Daddy did it’ ? Why? Why does — say, ‘Daddy did it’ ?”
HILL: “I don’t know. He says Daddy does a lot of things.”
ESPINAL: “Like what? A 3-year-old is not going to lie about what happened to his arm.”
ESPINAL: “And now somehow this investigation got brought back up and you’re about to lose your s—. So now I really want you to sit and think about it because I rode for you against that detective and the CPS people and they said time and time again that — literally, — kept saying, ‘Daddy punches me’ which you do when he starts crying. What do you do? You make him open up his arms and you punch him in the chest. And then if he gets in trouble, you get the belt out.”
HILL: “Okay so what about you? What you gonna do? Oh, so I’m just gonna [inaudible]”
ESPINAL: “I told them that he gets whooped. I told them that he gets whooped, but I don’t use a belt, which is totally different.”
HILL: “You do use a belt, and that’s sad. Even my momma says you use a belt.”
ESPINAL: “When have I used a belt? When have you seen me use a belt with —? When have I used a belt?”
KCTV5 released additional sound during their 10 p.m. newscast.
ESPINAL: “You’re not listening to me. Think about why a freaking 3-year-old would tell everybody and anybody that you broke his arm. Why would you f— do that? Then why?”
HILL: “Because I’m the only one that plays with him. Maybe that’s why. You don’t do s— with him. I’m the one that gets physical with him.”
ESPINAL: “No. I play with — a hell of a lot more than you do. You just sit on your f— game all the damn time.”
HILL: “That’s right. That’s all the n— needs to do.”
ESPINAL: “So don’t sit here and tell me I don’t play with —.”
HILL: “You right. You right, bro. Like I said, I’m sorry for whatever happened. Obviously, this wasn’t a match made in heaven right here. You know what I’m saying? We don’t need no beef.”
ESPINAL: “No, we don’t.”
HILL: “Everywhere we go, my son loves on me. Everywhere we go.”
ESPINAL: “And then when we get home, what is it?”
HILL: “When we get home, it’s for real. It’s serious time. It’s time to lock in because he know I don’t play. I want my son to learn respect, something that, that you did not teach our son. And something that he will get his ass ran over in this world ‘cause, ‘cause, ‘cause first of all, our son is black. These white folks don’t give a f— about our kids. They don’t, and you know that, bro. And that’s sad, bro.”
ESPINAL: “These things could have been handled a lot differently with him than in the way that they have been now.”
ESPINAL: “And these twins.”
HILL: “Right. You got it, bro.”
ESPINAL: “You really, really need to think about why — says somebody broke his arm and every single time he says it’s you.”
HILL: “I don’t know. [inaudible]”
ESPINAL: “And then if I look at him, he’ll change his story.”
HILL: “‘Cause he telling the truth, then, bro. And that’s sad, bro.”
ESPINAL: “And then you sit here and tell me...”
HILL: “[inaudible] program, bro.”
ESPINAL: “No. And then you sit here and tell me that I’m not riding for you.”
HILL: “‘Cause you not, bro. You not. You ain’t riding for me in 2014, you damn sure ain’t riding for me now, bro. And like I fully believe in my heart that you got some [inaudible] money behind this.”
There is so far nothing from the Chiefs or the NFL. We’ll keep you updated.