Tim Grunhard and 810 Sports ran a report saying anonymous officials from the Kansas City Chiefs say Tyreek Hill could serve no suspension.
Tyreek Hill might just end up back where he began the offseason if the latest reports are true coming from 810 Sports and Tim Grunhard. On Monday, reports from “high-ranking” persons with the Kansas City Chiefs spread the expectation that wide receiver Tyreek Hill might not serve any suspension at all.
At this point, any such report should be treated with a grain of salt. There’s nothing substantiating this rumor and so it’s all conjecture at the present hour. However, a potential suspension for Hill has been trending downward for quite some time.
When the offseason began, Hill’s main concern was about how he might follow up a franchise record-setting performance with another offseason of work with Patrick Mahomes. Then came the allegations and subsequent investigations into his home of child abuse and child neglect. When news broke of the investigations, Hill was instantly thrown into the limelight and questions were immediately asked as to how long it would be until the Chiefs would release him, a la Kareem Hunt.
From there, however, evidence began to slowly but surely piece together a different side of the story. Charges were never filed against Hill or his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, and authorities even closed the criminal investigation earlier this offseason. Hill made a statement and the NFL reportedly met with Hill for several hours as well, with all indications that it was a good meeting for the Chiefs wideout. Suddenly predictions on a potential suspension for Hill went from a full season to a few games.
On Monday, new rumors surfaced of a different kind saying that Hill might be able to play 16 games this coming regular season.
Again, this is nothing official and everyone is still waiting on the league tor rule on Hill’s eligibility to play in 2019. However, this could be a good sign. If the league is really this uncertain about whether or not Hill deserves a suspension of some kind, then the fact that he could still appeal if the NFL does decide to go ahead with something could help him remain free.
Hill set the Chiefs single-season record for receiving yards in 2019 with 1,479.