EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill Heard Denying Domestic Assault on Fiancee

July 10, 2019 - 5:47 pm

(610 AM Sports Radio) -- A new audio recording reveals for the first time publicly Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill denying a 2014 domestic violence incident with his then-fiancee, Crystal Espinal.

In the recording, released in full by 610 Kansas City’s "The Drive," Hill is heard saying to Espinal, “I didn’t touch you in 2014.” He continued, “I’ll put that on everything I love, bro. That’s the real truth.”

This is the first time Hill is heard denying he assaulted Espinal in 2014, which led to his dismissal from the Oklahoma State football team that year. “The Drive” confirmed through an independent investigator that this was the full, 11-minute conversation between Hill and Espinal that occurred at a Dubai airport earlier this year. Excerpts of the recording had been previously leaked.

“If you want to rewind that night we can rewind that night, too. F—k, you was in my house. Did I pick you up and slam you? Hell no. I picked you up and put you out the door and left … then in the courtroom you want to sit up there and cry on the stand, ‘He hit me.’ Man, c’mon, bro.”

“Then where did the bruises come from?” Espinal asked.

“Did I hit you?” Hill responded. “Did I hit you? Tell the truth.”

Hill pleaded guilty in August 2015 to punching and choking Espinal, who was pregnant at the time, and received three years of probation. In court, Hill apologized for the events.

“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hill told the judge. “I let my feelings take control of me.”

As part of his plea agreement, Hill was ordered to attend a 52-week batterer intervention course and was put under supervision for two years.​

Hill had the domestic assault and battery conviction dropped from his record after a three-year probationary period.

The NFL is currently investigating Hill, 25, for allegations of child abuse. He was suspended by the Chiefs on April 25. Hill denies abusing his 3-year-old son; his denial is also heard on the recording.

The criminal investigation into the child abuse case has been closed, but the NFL is continuing to investigate. The league is believed to have the full recording, per the NFL Network.

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