The Chiefs Drafted Tyreek Hill. He Pled Guilty For Beating Up His Pregnant Girlfriend. | Gradient

The Chiefs drafted Tyreek Hill. He pled guilty for beating up his pregnant girlfriend.

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Tyreek Hill, one of the newest members of the Kansas City Chiefs, had a monster junior year. He averaged 5.2 yards per carry, had almost 1000 return yards, and also, he beat up his pregnant girlfriend. Monster year!

Hill, dismissed from Oklahoma State University’s program after pleading guilty to one felony count of domestic violence by strangulation, was the 165th pick of the NFL Draft. He projects as a potential force on special teams, and his girlfriend is recovering nicely.

General Manager John Dorsey defended the pick, telling fans troubled by the prospect of rooting for a player accused of slamming a woman’s head into the wall and choking her to, you know, trust him on this one.

“I know that I would never put this community in any type of situation where it would not be good and we’ve done that. I would like to ask for you guys to just have a little bit of trust in us in this thing.”

Domestic violence arrest rates are extraordinarily high in the NFL, estimated by FiveThirtyEight to be 55% higher than the national average for men aged 25-29. High profile incidents like Ray Rice and Greg Hardy’s abuse, both accompanied with visual evidence of the women they assaulted, have forced the league to address domestic violence in its ranks, stiffening penalties for offenders.
Still, as the Hill selection demonstrates, despite the protests of Chiefs brass, talent and the hope of a forgetful press tends to trump long-term character formation.

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