Chiefs' Hill maintains innocence in domestic violence case

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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.

"I love and support my family above anything," Hill wrote said in a statement released Thursday. "My son's health and happiness is my number one priority.  I want to thank the Kansas City Chiefs, my attorneys, my agent and my union for supporting me through this. My focus remains on working hard to be the best person for my family and community I can be, and the best player to help our team win."

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this update.


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The Johnson County District Attorney said no criminal charges will be filed against Kansas City Chiefs star Tyreek Hill and his fiancee.   

District Attorney Steve Howe told reporters he believes a crime has been committed but evidence doesn't reveal who committed it. 

Overland Park Police were called to Hill's home in March on the report of a battery. The victim is listed as a juvenile. 

Howe said a Child In Need of Care case is open, but he can't discuss details. Howe added the child is safe.

Hill was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2018 season. The Chiefs have not commented about today's developments.

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