The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday with head coach Andy Reid speaking to the media. Rather than waiting for questions regarding Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, Reid addressed the ongoing situation in his opening statement.
“I’m not going to talk about Tyreek [Thursday], if anybody has questions,” he said. “I know last time I opened my mouth, I stuck my foot in it and said that the case wasn’t closed and that whole deal, that it was open—probably put the DA in a bind, so I’m not going there today, I don’t have anything further to say on that situation.”
The last news we heard regarding Hill was back on June 7, when The Kansas City Star confirmed that his child abuse criminal investigation was no longer open. It’s important to note that Hill and his fiancé, Crystal Espinal, still have an ongoing procedure with the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
The Chiefs have not made a new statement on the situation since night one of the NFL Draft, when general manager Brett Veach held an emergency press conference to announce that the wide receiver would not partake in team activities.
Back on May 22 at the spring league meeting, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about next steps for the league when it came to Hill.
“As you know, there’s a court proceeding still going on involving [the DCF],” he said. “We will not interfere with that. The priority is this young child. So obviously we will be cooperative of what the court wants.”
Goodell said that as soon as the league had the opportunity, it would gather as much information as it can.
“We are prepared to go ahead and have an interview whenever we have the permission to do so,” he explained. ”And then we’ll make a determination based on what information we have at that point in time. I won’t speculate about where we’ll go, but we’ll certainly get all the information we can as soon as possible.”
And so now, with the next Chiefs media availability more than five weeks away, the waiting for some kind of decision or clarity regarding Hill continues.