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Tyreek Hill's Attorney Issues Letter Denying Child Abuse Allegations

May 3, 2019 9:05 AM

Tyreek Hill's attorney issued a detailed letter denying child abuse allegations. The letter also alleges that Hill's fiancee, Crystal Espinal, abused their three-year-old son.

In the recording, Espinal says, "He kept saying, 'Daddy punches me,' which you do when he starts crying. What do you do? You make him open up his arms, and you punch him in the chest."

Attorney N. Trey Pettlon addresses that accusation, writing there have been times when Hill has tapped his son on the chest and told him to "man up, buddy" or "don't cry, my man" while denying grabbing his son's arms as part of physical discipline.

"He [Hill] categorically denies he has ever 'punched' his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline," Pettlon wrote.

Hill is willing to meet with NFL investigators, Pettlon said, and will cooperate with the investigation "to the extent that he can under the law."


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Suspension

Audio Emerges Of Tyreek Hill, Fiancee Discussing Alleged Child Abuse

Apr 25, 2019 7:30 PM

KCTV has obtained an audio recording of Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal discussing his treatment of their three-year-old son.

“Daddy did it,” Espinal could be heard saying, paraphrasing the boy. “He is terrified of you.”

Hill responded, according to the recording: “You need to be terrified of me, too, b----.”

Espinal speaks of how Hill allegedly abuses their son.

"And you open up his arms and you punch him in the chest."

The Johnson County DA has obtained a copy of the audio.

Laura Bauer, Luke Nozicka/Kansas City Star

Tags: Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Tyreek Hill Won't Face Charges For Child Abuse Allegations

Apr 24, 2019 5:22 PM

Tyreek Hill and his fiance will not face charges for an alleged battery of a child.

According to police reports, officers in Overland Park, Kansas, were called to Hill's home on March 14 to investigate an alleged battery.

District Attorney Stephen M. Howe said that although he believes that a crime occurred, there is not evidence in the case of who committed the crime.

While at Oklahoma State, Hill was convicted of domestic assault for an incident in which he was accused of punching and choking his girlfriend. 

Hill could face discipline from the NFL.


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Todd Gurley Remaining Cryptic About Left Knee

Apr 15, 2019 6:31 PM

Todd Gurley has remained cryptic about hte health of his left knee.

Gurley said only that he is "feeling good" after some offseason travel and two months of rest. Gurley rushed for just 45 combined yards and caught two passes in the NFC championship game and the Super Bowl.

Gurley was in camp for the start of the Los Angeles Rams' offseason program on Monday.

Greg Beacham/Associated Press

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, Injury

Andy Reid Hasn't Begun Planning As If Tyreek Hill Won't Be On Chiefs

Mar 27, 2019 7:33 AM

Andy Reid has not spoken with Tyreek Hill since learning of an alleged battery and child abuse.

“I have not, no,” Reid said at NFL’s annual owners’ meetings on Tuesday. “Our counsel’s told us not to do that. I have not been in contact with him.

“I really don’t even have a further statement from what we put out. Really nothing’s happened there. There’s no news on that.”

Reid told reporters Tuesday that he hasn’t thought about planning for the season as if Hill’s not going to be there. Hill has been one of the NFL's most productive playmakers.

“I haven’t even gone there,” Reid said. “I’m just letting it take its course.”

Brooke Pryor/Kansas City Star

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Randall Cobb Agrees To One-Year, $5M Deal With Cowboys

Mar 19, 2019 5:52 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to sign Randall Cobb to a one-year, $5 million deal.

Cobb was limited to nine games in 2018 due to a hamstring injury.

Cobb's best two seasons ame in 2014 and 2015.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Tyreek Hill Under Investigation For Allegedly Breaking Son's Arm

Mar 15, 2019 5:26 PM

Tyreek Hill is under investigation for a battery incident in which a juvenile is listed as the victim.

Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is listed under “others involved.”

“The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill,” the Chiefs said in a statement to The Star. “We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

The source said that the incident was against the couple’s son, resulting in a broken arm.

Hill has a history of domestic violence. He reportedly punched and choked Espinal, who was then eight weeks pregnant with their son, on Dec. 11, 2014. He was arrested and dismissed from the Oklahoma State football team. Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015. He received three years probation. The Chiefs selected Hill in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Steve Vockrodt, Brooke Pryor/Kansas City Star

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Kareem Hunt Suspended Eight Games By NFL

Mar 15, 2019 10:25 AM

Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games by the NFL for violationing its personal conduct policy.

Hunt will not appeal the suspension.

The Cleveland Browns signed Hunt this offseason.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Todd Gurley Has Arthritis In Left Knee

Mar 4, 2019 3:17 PM

Todd Gurley has arthritis in his left knee.

Gurley underwent an ACL repair in 2014.

The Los Angeles Rams used Gurley sparingly during the playoffs. The Rams have not commented on Gurley's reported diagnosis or potential treatments.

Gurley finished the season with 1,251 yards on 256 attempts and an additional 580 yards on 59 receptions for 21 total touchdowns.

Jeff Howe/The Athletic

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Fantasy, Injury

James Conner Doesn't Expect To Play Week 16

Dec 20, 2018 3:09 PM

James Conner does not expect to play in Week 16. 

Conner has missed the past two games for the Pittsburgh Steelers with an ankle injury.

"I'm trying," Conner said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It's day by day. These high-ankle sprains are deceiving. I can walk around fine, I'm not limping around, but when I'm out there on the field, cutting and stuff, I'm just not ready yet."

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Fantasy, Injury

Josh Gordon Steps Away From Patriots
Josh Gordon will be taking a mental health break.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out For Week 15 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham didn't practice Thursday and went off-site for further evaluation.


Kareem Hunt Working With NFL On Treatment, Counseling Program
The NFL's investigation of Kareem Hunt is ongoing.

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Odell Beckham Jr. Out For Week 14 With Quad Injury
Odell Beckham was downgraded on Saturday, and he did not travel with the team.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Leonard Fournette Receives One-Game Suspension For Fight
The league said Leonard Fournette violated its unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Not Expected To Report By Tuesday's Deadline
Ten months ago, Le'Veon Bell said he "definitely would consider" sitting out the 2018 season or retiring at the age of 26 if the Steelers used the franchise tag on him.

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Leonard Fournette Returning From Hamstring Injury For Week 10
Leonard Fournette practiced the entire week without any setbacks.

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Le'Veon Bell Spotted At Pittsburgh Gym Playing Basketball
There was no indication Wednesday that Le'Veon Bell had visited the team's facility.

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Le'Veon Bell Not Expected To Report For Thursday's Game
One source pointed out to ESPN that it "doesn't make any sense for [Le'Veon Bell] to play now."

Jeremy Fowler, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Has Until Nov. 13 To Report
Le'Veon Bell will be ineligible to play for the remainder of 2018 if he doesn't report by the deadline.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Still Hasn't Reported To Steelers
Le'Veon Bell forfeits $855,000 for each week he fails to sign his $14.5 million franchise tag.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Unlikely To Play In Week 7 Due To Back, Ankle Injuries
Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice all week with ankle and back issues.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Out Indefinitely With Groin Injury
The Raiders have discussed placing Marshawn Lynch on injured reserve but no decision has been reached.


Devonta Freeman Placed On IR With Groin Injury
Devonta Freeman played in just two of the first six games while slowed by knee, foot and groin injuries.

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Le'Veon Bell Won't Report To Steelers This Week
Le'Veon Bell could instead report Oct. 22.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Still Haven't Heard From Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell could return any time between Monday and the following Monday, Oct. 22.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jay Ajayi Out For Season With Torn ACL
Jay Ajayi was acquired by the Eagles from the Dolphins at the 2017 trade deadline.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Leonard Fournette Ruled Out For Week 5
Running backs T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant will get the bulk of the work in Leonard Fournette's place.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Plans To Report To Steelers For Week 8
Le'Veon Bell plans to play football this season and does not expect to be traded.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Leonard Fournette Out Indefinitely With Hamstring Injury
Doug Marrone said he's unsure when the team will be able to determine how much time Leonard Fournette will miss.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN