The NFL has yet to interview Tyreek Hill in the wake of his child abuse accusations.
While speaking Wednesday at the league’s spring meetings in South Florida, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed he hasn’t spoken to the Chiefs wide receiver, citing the ongoing court proceeding as the reason.
“We will not interfere with that,” Goodell said, via NFL Media. “The priority here is the young child.”
Hill’s lawyer, N. Trey Pettlon, issued a four-page statement to the NFL earlier this month detailing how the abuse allegations were false and overblown.
Hill was suspended indefinitely by the Chiefs after a recording by his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, surfaced in which she and Hill are heard discussing the state of their 3-year-old son. The boy allegedly suffered a broken arm in one of the incidents.
However, the letter claimed Hill didn’t break his son’s arm and that it was deemed an accident when the boy was taken to the hospital, adding that Hill denied ever grabbing the boy’s arms or punching him in any way.
“(Hill) categorically denies he has ever ‘punched’ his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline,” Pettlon wrote.
The letter also claimed Hill admitted to “inexcusable” language, but accused Espinal of leaving marks on the boys from spanking him, saying he has the proof in the couple’s text exchanges.
While Hill is willing to meet with Chiefs and NFL officials as they conduct their investigations, he remains suspended and barred from any team activities after the clip became public, with general manager Brett Veach stating the team learned of the recording at the same time as the public.