Tyreek Hill, a star wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, is under investigation over allegations of battery stemming from an incident earlier this week, according to multiple reports. Sources close to the situation indicate that Hill and Espinal's 3-year-old son is at the heart of the issue.
Hill, 25, has not been charged, according to the Star.
The Star has obtained a police report from the Overland Park Police Department about a battery incident that lists a juvenile as the victim.
In a statement to the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs acknowledged an investigation involving Hill is taking place. "We will have no further comment at this time". The report is dated Thursday but it is not clear when the incident occurred.
"The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill", the Chiefs told the Star.
In 2016, during his probation, Hill signed a four-year $2,586,220 contract with the Chiefs. Espinal was eight weeks pregnant with their son at the time. The domestic violence conviction was dismissed and expunged from his record previous year after he completed his probation requirements.
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.
Hill has made the Pro Bowl all three years he's been in the NFL, and as he enters the last year of his deal in 2019, he and the Chiefs had begun discussing an extension that would make him one of the league's highest-paid receivers.
Following the incident with Espinal, Hill went to therapy and went to counseling for anger management.
The conviction was dismissed in August 2018 and ordered to be expunged after he completed his probation requirements.