On Friday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that there was “every reason to believe” wide receiver and noted domestic abuser Tyreek Hill would rejoin the Kansas City Chiefs for training camp this Summer. Well, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has reported that this is not quite the case as of yet:
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tells PFT that the absence of an active criminal investigation “has no impact on our review.” According to McCarthy, the NFL continues to defer to the pending action involving Child Protective Services; the existence or absence of a criminal investigation has no relevance to that.
The original report was in response to the fact that the criminal case against Hill for child abuse was no longer active, and it appeared that he may end up being cleared. However, per Brian McCarthy that does not have any bearing on the NFL’s handling of the issue.
The outside factor in question remains, as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell previously stated last week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families’ court proceedings. There is no conclusion yet in sight there and as such the NFL appears unlikely to decide Hill’s fate in the near term.