The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT):
Chiefs coach Andy Reid knew the questions about Tyreek Hill were coming. He simply had no information to provide regarding the All-Pro star wide receiver who was involved in a domestic battery episode in suburban Kansas City earlier this month.
“There’s no further statement, nothing has happened,” Reid said of the team’s investigation of the incident. “We don’t know what happened and that’s what we’re trying to figure out.”
The Overland Park (Kansas) Police Department identified a juvenile as the victim. Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is identified among “others involved.” The couple has a 3-year-old son, Zev.
Reid noted that the Chiefs organization has talked about Hill’s situation and the options, but the team needs “to let (the investigation) run its course.”
In the middle of last season, the team quickly released star running back Kareem Hunt after a video showed him physically abusing a female in a Cleveland hotel. Hunt since has been signed by Cleveland and suspended for eight games by the NFL.
“If you make a move like that,” Reid said of cutting Hunt, “it’s pretty well thought out. You try to gather all the information.”
The 25-year-old Hill has a history of domestic violence. While at Oklahoma State in 2014, Hill allegedly punched and choked Espinal when she was pregnant with their son. He was kicked off the team and pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation, and received three years of probation in the case.
The conviction was dismissed in August and expunged from his record after he finished probation.
Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf have donated $1 million to the Pro Football Hall of Fame through their foundation.
The donation from the Wilf Family Foundation will allow creation of a “Founders Exhibit” at the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The exhibit will focus on the role many founders and owners of NFL franchises have played in the growth of the league and the effect the sport has had on U.S. communities. The exhibit will cover their history from the start of the NFL nearly a century ago through today.
A special component will be “Women of the NFL.”
The exhibit is slated to open in conjunction with the NFL’s Centennial Celebration in 2020. The league is spotlighting its 100th season this year.
“The Pro Football Hall of Fame deeply appreciates the generosity of the Wilf Family. Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf, and Lenny Wilf are great ambassadors for this game and the impact it has on millions of fans across the country and the world,” Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said. “Thanks to the support from the Wilf Family Foundations, the Hall of Fame will be able to enhance our programming that inspires generations of fans by focusing on values such as commitment, integrity, courage, respect and excellence.”
Vikings President Mark Wilf noted that football “has a unique ability to bring communities together and teach lessons applicable to every-day life. We want to honor those who helped make the game what it is today and further commemorate the NFL’s first 100 years.”