Slowly but surely, more and more Chiefs players are speaking out on the situation involving Tyreek Hill and his child abuse investigation. On Tuesday, safety Tyrann Mathieu weighed in on the situation, calling it “very disappointing.”
On Wednesday, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce joined Mike Florio on his radio show to somewhat address the issue, but he sounded like a man who wanted to steer far far away from anything that had to do with that conversation.
“I would just like to stay out of it,” Kelce initially said. “Not necessarily stay out of it. I just have no comment on it. It’s definitely an unfortunate situation to even be in, and obviously from an outsider’s perspective you just wish the best for everyone and hope that it turns out OK. At this point, I’m just not gonna comment on it.”
Kelce then was asked whether there’s a sense among the players that he simply won’t ever be back with the team.
“I think it’s still up in the air,” Kelce said. “I don’t know, nobody knows exactly what’s going on.”
Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt told reporters over the weekend that the team will make the “right decision” at the “right time” regarding wide receiver Tyreek Hill after the disturbing 11-minute audio was released showing him and his fiancee discussing his three-year-old son’s broken arm and how he and his fiancée should deal with the investigation into how it happened.
Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, asked the all-pro why their son said, “Daddy did it,” in reference to his injured arm. Hill is heard at one point threatening Espinal, telling her, “You need to be terrified of me, too, b—-.”
The criminal case against Hill and fiancee has since been reopened.