Child abuse investigation into Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill re-opened after audio clip emerges


Two days after a district attorney announced he would not press charges against Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill in a child abuse case, the investigation into Hill has been re-opened, Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Friday.

This comes after Kansas City TV station KCTV5 on Thursday night aired segments of an 11-minute audio clip they say is a conversation between Hill and fiancée Crystal Espinal. In the clip, the two allegedly discuss how their 3-year-old son broke his arm. USA TODAY Sports is attempting to confirm the authenticity of the audio and the identities of the people in the recording.

“I didn’t do nothing,” says a man the TV station identifies as Hill in the clip.

“Then why does (redacted son’s name) say, ‘Daddy did it’?” asks the woman presumed to be Espinal. “Why? Why does (son’s name) say, ‘Daddy did it’?”

The man responds: “I don’t know. He says Daddy does a lot of things.”

In the audio clip, Hill allegedly tells Espinal she needs “to be terrified of me, too, (expletive).” Espinal allegedly says their son says, “Daddy punches me” and that Hill has him “open up his arms and you punch him in the chest. And then if he gets in trouble, you get the belt out.”

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