Tyreek Hill’s meeting Wednesday with NFL officials in Kansas City lasted eight hours, and according to Yahoo Sports , the proceedings left the Chiefs hopeful of having a ruling on Hills’ 2019 eligibility by the start of training camp.
According to the report, league officials met with Hill and his legal team from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and unnamed sources felt it was a “positive” day for Hill, who was able to elaborate on a four-page letter he wrote to the league denying allegations of child abuse.
The Chiefs wide receiver is currently banned from the team’s training facility as the Kansas Department of Children and Families investigates possible child abuse, battery or neglect stemming from an incident in March in which Hill’s 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm. The NFL previously said it would wait for the agency to conclude its investigation before the league would investigate. A source told Yahoo Sports the agency is still looking into the matter.
There is currently no criminal investigation into the incident and Hill has not been fined by the Chiefs or the NFL.
Now, the question is what all this means in terms of Hill’s availability this season. The NFL has shown in the past it will punish players even without criminal charges being filed. One factor that won’t play out in Hill’s favor is his past history. While at Oklahoma State in 2015, he pleaded guilty to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and received three years of probation.
Chiefs training camp begins July 26 in St. Joseph, Missouri.