In letter to NFL, lawyer for Chiefs’ Hill disputes abuse

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing claims made by the wide receiver’s fiancee of child abuse, offering a point-by-point response to an a secret recording of them that was made public last week.

In the four-page letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, attorney N. Trey Pettlon also said Hill was willing to cooperate with the league’s investigation.

The Chiefs suspended Hill indefinitely shortly after KCTV aired a recording last week in which Hill and Crystal Espinal discuss injuries to their 3-year-old son. The next day, prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas, reopened an investigation of Hill that had been closed just 48 hours.

“(Hill) categorically denies he has ever ‘punched’ his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner,” Pettlon wrote.

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ARCHIVO – En esta foto del 18 de enero de 2019, Tyreek Hill, receptor de los Chiefs de Kansas City, habla con la prensa tras un entrenamiento. El dueño e los Chiefs dijo que está preocupado por acusaciones de que Hill abusó de su hijo de tres años. (AP Foto/Charlie Riedel, archivo)
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