FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill talks to the media after a workout in Kansas City, Mo. The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. The team took a chance on cornerback Marcus Peters, who was traded away after getting into trouble with coaches. It drafted running back Kareem Hunt, then quickly cut him when he kicked a woman in a hotel hallway. And it picked wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is currently dealing with a domestic violence case that centers on the 3-year-old child he shares with his fiance. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

April 25, 2019 - 11:59 am

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs star receiver Tyreek Hill is maintaining his innocence after prosecutors declined to charge him in a domestic incident that involved his fiancee and their 3-year-old.

Hill said in a statement released Thursday that his "son's health and happiness" is his "number one priority."

Police were called to the Kansas City-area home of Hill and his fiancee twice last month, and investigators determined their child had been injured the second time. On Wednesday, the Johnson County, Kansas, district attorney declined to press charges in the case because he could not determine whether Hill or his fiancee was responsible. The boy has been placed in protective care.

The Chiefs issued a comment late Wednesday acknowledging the prosecutor's decision but declining further comment.

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