Johnson County Kansas District Attorney Steve Howe has declined to file charges against former Oklahoma State running back/kick returner and current Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and Crystal Espinal, whom is engaged to Hill, in an ongoing investigation for alleged child abuse.
Howe said Wednesday that his office does believe a crime occurred, but there wasn’t conclusive evidence to prove who committed it.
Hill was under investigation for two incidents of suspected child abuse after Overland Park (Kan.) Police were called to his home March 15 for an alleged battery involving their 3-year-old son that reportedly resulted in a broken arm.
In December 2014, Hill was dismissed from the OSU football and track programs for a domestic assault and battery by strangulation incident involving Espinal. He pleaded guilty to charges and received three years probation. The charges were taken off his record in August 2018 after he completed probation. The couple has reconciled.
Hill compiled more than 1,800 all-purpose yards in 12 games for OSU during the 2014 season, and was named the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Year. He finished his collegiate career at the University of West Alabama.