Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill Will Avoid Suspension Over Summer Incident

The Miami Dolphins should have their superstar pass catcher on the field for Week 1. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, wide receiver Tyreek Hill will avoid suspension for an alleged assault at a Miami marina earlier this offseason. According to NBC 6 South Florida's Monica Galarza, Hill was alleged to have slapped a man on the back of the neck following an argument, at which point the man was pushed away by someone accompanying Hill. The man then charged Hill's party and was restrained. The NFL has apparently completed its investigation and decided no further action is necessary.

Hill has a long, uncomfortable history with violence dating back to college, so there was some question as to how seriously the NFL would take this situation. Hill was dismissed from Oklahoma State in 2014 after being arrested for domestic violence involving his then-pregnant girlfriend, Crystal Epsinal. He eventually pleaded guilty to charges of domestic assault and strangulation.

Hill's troubles also followed him into the NFL. In 2019, he was investigated for child abuse, which led to the release of a troubling recording in which Hill threatened the child's mother, Espinal. Medical evaluations eventually indicated a broken arm suffered by the child was most likely the result of an accidental fall, and Hill was not charged.

Still, despite his troubles, Hill is unquestionably a game-changing receiver. He set Dolphins franchise records in receptions (119) and receiving yards (1710) in his debut season with the team, and his acquisition was a big reason why quarterback Tua Tagovailoa broke out with personal bests in passer rating (105.5), passing yards per game (272.9), and net yards per passing attempt (8.04) last year. The Dolphins should now feel confident they can build on that success in the upcoming season.

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