NFL decision on Tyreek Hill ‘stuns’ league observers

first_imgMany league observers expected Hill to face a suspension under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. The NFL’s decision to allow him to begin training camp drew widespread surprise and condemnation by many, who noted that even if there is no evidence tying him to his son’s injury, the comments to Espinal should have been enough to merit a suspension.In sports and business: greater talent = greater tolerance.— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 19, 2019Criticism of Personal Conduct Policy discipline by the NFL is not due to it being too harsh or too soft. It is because it is too arbitrary. #tyreekhill— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 19, 2019If you were confused by how the NFL’s personal conduct policy was applied before, you’ll be even more confused by how it was not applied today. #TyreekHill #ConsistencyMatters— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) July 19, 2019Every investigation this league engages in is a PR stunt. #NFL— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) July 19, 2019This should go over really well. Stunned the league would make this decision.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) July 19, 2019Not surprised the league didn’t suspend Tyreek Hill for assault, given the lack of conclusive evidence. I am surprised he wasn’t punished for his threatening comments towards the mother.— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 19, 2019At a minimum I’d like a public explanation from Tyreek Hill as to how his son broke his arm. I don’t think that’s asking too much.— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) July 19, 2019Hill issued a statement after the NFL’s announcement thanking the league.”To my children, my beautiful children: I love you all dearly and I promise you all that I will continue to strive to be the best father, the best friend, the best role model, and the best mentor that I can be,” Hill said. The Chiefs had suspended Hill indefinitely in April after a recording of a conversation between Hill and his then-fiancée, Crystal Espinal went public. The two could be heard discussing their son, with Hill saying, “You need to be terrified of me, too, b—.” The NFL’s announcement Friday that Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill has been cleared to begin training camp was met with surprise by many league observers.The league said it had conducted a “comprehensive investigation” into allegations that Hill had abused his 3-year-old son in an incident in March, but based on the evidence available, Hill had not violated league policies. The district attorney in Johnson County (Kan.) declined to press charges in the case but said he believed a crime had been committed.last_img

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