On Thursday, Tyreek Hill’s lawyer, attorney N. Trey Pettlon, sent a 4-page letter to the National Football League, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN, that dove into a number of topics surrounding the revelation of a secret recording from Hill’s Fiancee that tried to paint a picture of a monster.
In the recording, Espinal says, “He kept saying ‘Daddy punches me,’ which you do when he starts crying. What do you do? You make him open up his arms, and you punch him in the chest.”
Pettlon addressed that that accusation, writing there have been times when Hill has tapped his son on the chest and told him to “man up, buddy” or “don’t cry, my man” while denying grabbing his son’s arms as part of physical discipline.
He also had an interesting reasoning using Marvel comic heroes:
“The only thing Tyreek does with his son that is close to what she is describing as “punching” is when they are playing. Tyreek’s son loves to play as if he and Tyreek are marvel comic heroes. His son frequently dresses up in his Iron Man costume or his Spider-Man costume Tyreek bought him, and they will “play fight.” There is nothing rough about this crime-fighting role playing. In fact, his son would be laughing uncontrollably as Tyreek would avoid his son’s “attack” and tag him (not “punch”) in his chest or his legs.”
Pettlon also spoke on the part of the audio that shocked everybody where the wide receiver tells Espinal “You need to be terrified of me, too, b—-,” writing that Hill’s comment was “inexcusable.”
Following the release of the audio, Hill was barred indefinitely from all team activities by the Chiefs as they work to complete a full investigation of their own.