Tyreek Hill’s attorney, in letter to NFL, denies Chiefs receiver abused son

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May 3, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill tries to argue that he caught a pass in the fourth quarter during a football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 7, 2018 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

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,” Hill’s attorney, Trey Pettlon, wrote in the letter, published by ESPN. “He also denies that he has ever grabbed his son’s 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 ‘don’t cry, my man.’ He has said that in a calm voice trying to redirect him.”

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