Kansas City radio station KCSP-AM released new audio clips Wednesday of the conversation between Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal, but NFL investigators have had access to the full audio recording for months, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports.
The new audio in question centers on Hill and Espinal discussing the 2014 incident that led to Hill pleading guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation. In the audio Hill is heard denying his role in the altercation.
Hill met with Lisa Friel, the NFL’s senior VP of Special Counsel for Investigations, and other league officials on June 26 to answer to allegations of child abuse toward his 3-year-old son. The receiver also was expected to be asked in the interview about audio released by a local TV station in April in which Hill is heard administering threats to his fiancée and discussing using a belt to discipline his son. That audio is from the same conversation as the new clips released Wednesday.
Pelissero reports that Wednesday’s audio presented no new revelations from the league’s perspective in regards to its investigation. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported late last month there is currently no timetable for a ruling.
Hill is expected to report to the Chiefs for training camp when it begins on July 26 barring a significant development in the case. The receiver has been banned by Kansas City from team activities since April 26 when KCTV5 released the aforementioned audio.
Hill remains subject to a potential suspension under the NFL’s personal conduct policy.