In a four-page letter sent to the NFL on Thursday, an attorney for Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill denies child abuse claims alluded to in a secret audio recording allegedly made by his fiancee in a Dubai airport.
The letter refutes nearly every claim made in the snippets of the 11-minute recording aired on a Kansas City television station late last week.
He 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 or as a form of discipline, Hills attorney, Trey Pettlon, wrote in the letter, published by ESPN. He also denies that he has ever grabbed his sons arms and pulled them aside to strike him. There have been occasions when Tyreek has tapped his son gently on the chest with his fingers, while his son was crying and said, man up, buddy or dont cry, my man. He has said that in a calm voice trying to redirect him.