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Tyreek Hill maintains innocence of child abuse charges in explosive letter

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill maintained his innocence on Thursday, through an explosive letter sent to the NFL by his attorney.

Tyreek Hill is categorically denying any wrong doing involving his 3-year-son. Through a letter from his attorney to the National Football League, the 25-year-old star receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs is denying that he punched his son in any violent manner, or that he was the culprit for the broken arm that was suffered by his child.

In the letter from attorney N. Trey Pettlon to the NFL, she described Hill as being the man on the audio tape that surfaced Thursday night, speaking to his fiancee, Crystal Espinal. However, Pettlon writes that Hill is not guilty of any crime involving his son. As for his comment towards Espinal, stating “you should be terrified of me too, bitch,” Pettlon describes it as “inexcusable.”

Later in the letter, there is a transcription of text messages exchanged by the couple.

At this juncture, neither Hill nor Espinal have been charged with a crime. The investigation by the Johnson County (Kan.) District Attorney’s Office was closed on Wednesday. However, once the audio emerged, the case was reopened on Friday and remains so. District Attorney Stephen Howe has stated that he believes a crime occurred, but that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove whether Hill and/or Espinal was the guilty party.

Hill has been told by the Chiefs to stay away from the team facilities for both now and the foreseeable future. The NFL has not rendered a suspension or fine yet, but retains the right to do so.

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