Police investigating suspected child battery at home of Tyreek Hill

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill part of police investigation in Overland Park

Chiefs' Hill under investigation for alleged battery incident

The Chiefs said in a statement to the Associated Press that it was aware of a police report filed Thursday by Overland Park police that lists Hill's address and identifies a juvenile as the victim.

Tyreek Hill's employers the Kansas City Chiefs were informed of the incident before The Star broke the story. As of Friday evening, Hill has yet to be accused of any crime, according to The Star. The first report, dated March 5, pertained to reported child abuse and neglect and listed Hill and his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, under "others involved".

An unidentified source familiar with the situation told The Kansas City Star that the alleged battery involved Hill and Espinal's 3-year-old son and resulted in a broken arm. "We'll have no further comment at this time". Espinal has reportedly been in contact with the Overland Park police about the alleged incident.

The station reports Overland Park police were called to the home Thursday afternoon and that the National Football League and Chiefs are aware of the investigation, which Overland Park police turned over to the Johnson County District Attorney's Office for review. Hill's name was directly listed on this report.

Hill pleaded guilty in 2015 to domestic assault and battery by strangulation after punching and choking Espinal, who was then eight weeks pregnant with their son, on December 11, 2014.

This is a very serious allegation especially given Hill's history of domestic violence. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015 and received three years probation. The charges were later dismissed and expunged after he completed his probation requirements.

He went on to become a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs.

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