Things just got so much worse for Tyreek Hill.
The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver has been under investigation for two incidents of suspected child abuse after Overland Park Police were called to his home on March 15 for an alleged battery involving a juvenile.
Now, the all-pro WR has temporarily lost custody of his three-year-old son amid those allegations of abuse, KCTV5 reports.
“We have new information in the Tyreek Hill investigation concerning allegations of child abuse. KCTV5 News has confirmed with multiple sources that Hill temporarily lost custody of his child, pending further court action.
KCTV5 was the only station at the Johnson County Courthouse when Hill was at court.
On April 5, we first saw Hill enter the Johnson County Courthouse. Hill’s attorney told KCTV5 “no comment” before Hill went before a family court judge that day. Multiple sources confirm to KCTV5 that was an emergency hearing and Hill’s child was temporarily placed in another home, pending further court action.
Then on Wednesday, April 17, Hill was back at court. This time hand-in-hand with his fiancée Crystal Espinal, the mother of his 3-year-old child. She is now pregnant with twins.
The D.A. has not given a timeline for when the prosecutor’s office will conclude its investigation or if charges will be filed.”
The court describes these types of cases as situations in which they “must determine if the child is ‘in need of care’ (meaning, that the child is without proper care or supervision, or has been abused, or is truant, or other statutory reasons). If the court finds the child to be a CINC, the court has tremendous authority to make orders for the child and family. The court may order the child and parents to obtain counseling or treatment. The court may order the child placed in the custody of a relative or in state custody.”
The 25-year-old receiver has not been charged with a crime in the investigation.