Two months after receiving a suspension from the Kansas City Chiefs, wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to meet with NFL investigators in Kansas City this week, according to multiple reports.
The news was first reported by Sports Radio 810 WHB.
This comes after the Johnson County district attorney stated this month that the criminal child abuse case involving Hill is no longer active.
Hill is still suspended from all team activities and has been since the first day of the NFL Draft.
Commissioner Roger Goodell said in May that the NFL “will not interfere” with the investigation involving the Kansas Department for Children and Families. The NFL has not ruled on the case.
According to reports, an indication of a ruling from the league could come down soon with meetings set with Hill and his legal team.
“We are prepared to go ahead and have an interview whenever we have the permission to do so, and then we’ll make a determination based on what information we have at that point in time,” Goodell said during the league’s spring meetings. “And so, again, I won’t speculate on where we’ll go, but we’ll certainly get all the information we possibly can as soon as possible.”
The Kansas City Chiefs begin training camp in late July at Missouri Western.
In May, Hill’s lawyer sent a four-page rebuttal to the league offices against the abuse charges. The letter came one week after the public release of an audio conversation between Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal where he denied harming the couple’s 3-year-old son. The couple still has an ongoing process with the Kansas Department for Children and Families.
Espinal repeatedly accused Hill — who was suspended from the team shortly after the tape was aired — in the audio recording of breaking their son’s arm, which Hill denied. Pettlon asserted that the child abuse investigation surrounding Hill has nothing to do with the injury, which was part of a separate and earlier investigation that opened and closed within three days.
“Unfortunately, I cannot comment on other evidence at this time, except to say this incident has been investigated thoroughly,” the letter states. “As has been reported, when their son complained of pain in his arm, he was taken to the hospital and examined. I cannot comment on what was reported at that time, but he was examined and released without any indication that the accident that broke his arm was caused by Tyreek or contributed to by Tyreek, or that Tyreek was even somehow involved.”
Though criminal charges might not be handed down, the NFL has disciplined players in the past without court rulings. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games in 207 for violating the “personal conduct policy.”
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was suspended four games last year for “evidence of threatening and emotionally abusive behaviors toward his former girlfriend that showed a pattern of improper conduct.”