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Kansas City Chiefs' Star Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill Involved In Assault Investigation

Jeremy Bernfeld
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Updated 5:30 p.m. March 16 to correct headline, characterization of investigation  Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill is involved in an investigation into an alleged assault on a juvenile at his home. 

The Kansas City Star first reported Friday afternoon Overland Park police were investigating the assault. The newspaper also reported Saturday that the Kansas Department of Children and Families is investigating, too.

Hill has not been charged with any crime. KCTV reported Saturday that the police report does not list Hill, but it does list his address.

The Chiefs issued a statement Friday, saying the team is “aware of the investigation.” The statement also said the team is “in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Hill was one of the main drivers of the Chiefs’  12-4 season in 2018, in which the team fell one game short of the Super Bowl. His selection in the 2016 NFL draft was controversial due to a 2015 domestic violence conviction. He pleaded guilty to punching his then-girlfriend, who is now his fiancee. The conviction was expunged after completing probation in 2018.

Hill has a son with his fiancee, who The Star reported is pregnant with twins.

Overland Park police told KCUR that the case has been filed with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. KCUR does not have the police report in question.

The news came on the same day that former Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, now with the Browns, was suspended eight games for an offseason assault against a woman. The Chiefs fired Hunt in November when the video of that incident was released.

This story has been corrected to show that Hill himself isn't being investigated for assault, but that the alleged assault took place at his home.

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Andrea Tudhope is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She is currently coordinating producer for America Amplified, a national public media community engagement initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 
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