Tyreek Hill addresses media, makes first public comments


July 29, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill during a news conference on Jan. 18, 2019, ahead of the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. JOHN SLEEZER/KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill was contrite but repentant in his first comments since he was banished from the Kansas City Chiefs following an audio recording in which his then-fiancee accused him of hurting their son.

The star wide receiver declined Sunday to discuss the specifics of his case, which wound to a conclusion late last week when the NFL declined to punish him for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. But he did apologize for the precarious situation he left the Chiefs in this past offseason.

“I’ve learned to just appreciate those around me,” Hill said after the Chiefs’ second workout of training camp at Missouri Western. “I feel like I take that for granted sometimes, being a professional athlete. I tend to not stay humble, you know what I’m saying? I still love my kids and I still love my family, but I feel like sometimes I take all of those things for granted.”

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