The End Is Near for Tyreek Hill

April 26, 2019 - 3:20 pm

(CBS Sports Radio) The Tyreek Hill saga took a dark and twisted turn Thursday, when audio was leaked of the Kansas City Chiefs star and his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, discussing the alleged abuse of their 3-year-old son as well as the ensuing investigation. 

In the audio, Hill denies breaking his son’s arm, but doesn’t deny some of Espinal’s other abuse claims. He also tells Espinal that she should be “terrified” of him. 

“I don’t think that’s strong enough to get rid of him, that audio of him saying that,” Scott Ferrall said on "Ferrall on the Bench," referring to the “terrified” comment. “It’s bad. It’s scary. But I don’t think it’s enough to get rid of him. What is enough to get rid of him is the rest of it.”

In the audio, Espinal accuses Hill of breaking their son’s arm and questions why the child says “Daddy did it.” Hill also suggests he punches his son in the chest and beats him with a belt. 

On Friday, the criminal case against Hill and Espinal was reopened following the publication of the audio by KCTV5. Johnson County prosecutor Steve Howe had said earlier in the week he believes a crime was committed but did not know whom to charge. The child has been removed from the parents' custody as a result of a separate Child Protective Services investigation.

Hill pleaded guilty in college to strangling Espinal, who was pregnant at the time. 

On Thursday evening, the Chiefs barred Hill from team activities.

“They’re going to get rid of him,” Ferrall said. “He’s done. He’s finished. I would think they’re going to have him out of there by the end of the week. They already got rid of (Kareem) Hunt because he kicked and punched the girl and shoved her to the ground. They got rid of him. Now they’re going to get rid of this guy. ... He’s doomed.”

From a football standpoint, the Chiefs would be hard-pressed to replace Hill’s production at wide receiver.

“You can’t tell me that’s not damaging that football team,” Ferrall said of losing Hunt and potentially Hill. “That’s as bad as losing (the Steelers' Le'Veon) Bell and (Antonio) Brown.”