Reporters finally got an update on the ongoing investigation into alleged child abuse claims related to Tyreek Hill’s address from the Johnson County DA.
On Wednesday afternoon, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe called a press conference to update reporters about the ongoing investigation into alleged claims of child abuse linked to the home address of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancé Crystal Espinal.
The allegations surrounding Hill and Espinal date back to early March when two separate police reports were filed regarding child abuse and child neglect. Hill was not charged with any crime at the time and the public and team has been waiting on the results of any investigation ever since.
The announcement came today that the DA will not pursue criminal charges against Hill or Espinal. There will, however, be continued involvement on the part of the juvenile court and family court systems to follow up and make sure the child remains safe. Those details were not made available.
The news that Hill will not be charged will likely help him in terms of standing with the team and the National Football League. At this point, the NFL can still discipline Hill as it sees fit based on its own investigation. It can, however, also simply rely on the authorities in this case and decide to not pursue any action against Hill in terms of a potential fine or suspension due to the fact that no criminal charges were filed.
This does not mean Hill is out of the woods by any stretch. Any further statement on the part of the Kansas City Chiefs or the National Football League is still forthcoming.