Ian Rapoport on D&K explains why he wasn't surprised with NFL not suspending Tyreek Hill

Ryan Hannable
July 19, 2019 - 1:10 pm

On Friday, the NFL announced it will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill for his involvement in a child abuse case involving his three-year-old son.

By and large, many were stunned by the decision, but not NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport joined Dale & Keefe to explain why he wasn't baffled.

“Honestly, I am not [baffled]," he said. "This is something that we have been working on for a long time and I would say over the course of the last 48 hours trying to nail down that he was not going to be suspended or fined was probably what I did the most. I was expecting no suspension. I was expecting no fine. It basically read how I thought, honestly. There’s a couple things that went into it. Obviously, we know the audio that was released around the time of the draft was not good, and nothing good about that at all.

"Someone called me two days ago and said make sure you listen to the entire 11-minute audio. I said, ‘OK.’ So, I listened to the entire 11-minute audio that Crystal Espinal secretly recorded her and Tyreek Hill going through an airport and his comments come off very differently in that. She doesn’t deny when Hill said she basically made up the 2014 incident and she also admits that she knows Hill did not break the arm of her son. There’s a lot in there. The NFL talked to Hill, they talked to people on both sides. They did not talk to Crystal Espinal, who did not make herself available for comment. The end result of all this was he wasn’t suspended."

Hill will be present for all Chiefs activities and face no further discipline.

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