After reviewing whether Tyreek Hill violated the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, the league has decided it will not suspend or discipline the Kansas City Chiefs receiver.
Here is the NFL’s statement:
The NFL is not suspending Tyreek Hill. Here’s the league’s statement on the matter. pic.twitter.com/U9efmmEziZ
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 19, 2019
Here is the Chiefs’ statement on the matter:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 19, 2019
And to complete the cycle, this is what Hill had to say regarding the ruling via Twitter:
Love you guys !!!✌🏿 pic.twitter.com/QWKA7ia37i
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) July 19, 2019
The league investigated whether Hill violated its personal conduct policy after allegations of child abuse surfaced in April. Hill was not allowed to be with the Chiefs during the investigation and could have faced further discipline from the league, even if he didn’t face criminal chargers. But upon the conclusion of its investigation, Hill is now free to report to camp, participate in team activities, and play this season. From a non-football perspective, I’m a bit surprised that this is the conclusion the league came to after a lengthy investigation. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets the NFL will leave the case open in case evidence that Hill assaulted his son, as the allegations stated. But until that evidence arises, Hill is free to play.
In the end, the league’s ruling means Hill could play in the Chiefs’ Week 16 matchup against the Bears, which is currently scheduled to be a primetime affair under the lights at Soldier Field on Sunday Night Football. A formidable foe will be that much tougher to take down in a late-season matchup that could be viewed as a Super Bowl preview if both teams live up to their potential.