Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill remains under investigation for alleged assault by Miami-Dade (Florida) Police Department, after he allegedly hit a charter boat employee on Sunday.
The alleged attack took place following an incident at Miami’s Haulover Park. According to Fox Sports 640’s Andy Slater, Hill’s crew boarded a boat at the marina (allegedly without permission) and ended with him slapping an employee in the back of the head. Witnesses told police a belligerent Hill told them, “I can buy you and the boat, and informed them of his status as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins didn’t have much to say about the allegations themselves, other than state that they had been made aware of the developing situation. Rather, the team made available a general press release regarding the story:
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Tyreek, his representatives, and the NFL,” the Dolphins said in the statement. “We will reserve further comment at this time.”
Considered one of the fastest players ever to play in the NFL, Tyreek Hill hasn’t been able to outrun trouble. He’s had brushes with the law in the past, and a handful of his more serious missteps have hurt his career.
Hill was dismissed from Oklahoma State University in 2014 after he plead guilty to punching and choking his then-20-year-old pregnant girlfriend. It caused him to drop heavily in the 2016 NFL Draft, in which the Chiefs selected him in the fifth round after he finished his collegiate career at West Alabama.
The Dolphins gave up a package of draft picks for Hill and handed him a four-year, $120 million contract, and were rewarded with a career-high 1,710 receiving yards and seven touchdowns last season. He won a Super Bowl with Kansas City in 2019.