Tyreek Hill pretends to slap woman in TikTok video, slammed as ‘unrepentant domestic abuser’
Hill choked his 8-months-pregnant girlfriend Crystal Espinal in 2014 and also hit her in the stomach. He pleaded guilty and received probation
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who has a troubling past, is again at the center of a controversy over a TikTok video of him, where he was seen pretending to slap a woman several times. The NFL star shared the video on Monday, May 24, in which he made kung fu gestures with his hand while approaching the woman in front of a mirror and mockingly hitting her repeatedly. Reports have said that Hill is currently dating Keeta Vaccaro, sister of Saints star safety Kenny Vaccaro, and it is believed she was the woman in the TikTok clip.
The 27-year-old also shared laughing emojis along with the video, which was not taken in a good way by internet users. A user shared the now-deleted TikTok video on Twitter and wrote, “Tyreek Hill making THIS tiktok is some of the least self aware s**t I’ve ever seen.” The second user said, “Seems pretty self aware to me. He's an unrepentant domestic abuser who is shielded from meaningful consequences because he's good at sports, and he knows it.” The third one commented, “Nfl says that’s fine…smoking weed on the otherhand…”
“Absolutely mind blowing lack of self awareness,” a comment read. “Is he lacking self awareness or does he just not give a s**t about being a domestic abuser whose talent has caused people to fight for his job and forgiveness?” ESPN’s @SarahSpain asked.
Tyreek Hill making THIS tiktok is some of the least self aware shit I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/0mBTN8yTKj— Zach Schwartz (@zachzachzach) May 25, 2021
Seems pretty self aware to me. He's an unrepentant domestic abuser who is shielded from meaningful consequences because he's good at sports, and he knows it— Ryan (@ryan_merical) May 25, 2021
Nfl says that’s fine…smoking weed on the otherhand…………— Huuube_FFb (@Huuube_FFb) May 25, 2021
Absolutely mind blowing lack of self awareness— Jake Chatzky (@jchat85) May 25, 2021
Is he lacking self awareness or does he just not give a shit about being a domestic abuser whose talent has caused people to fight for his job and forgiveness? https://t.co/fmRMvNCPbm— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) May 25, 2021
However, finding himself in controversies is apparently not new for the 27-year-old who choked his 8-months-pregnant girlfriend Crystal Espinal in 2014. He also hit her in the stomach. At the time, he was pressed with felony domestic assault and battery by strangulation charges. He subsequently pleaded guilty to the charges and received probation.
Not just that, two years ago, in 2019, Hill was also suspended by the Chiefs for some time as he was accused of child abuse after his son broke his arm. Then, a recording was also aired by a TV station that contained a conversation between him and his then-fiancée, Crystal Espinal, discussing injuries to their three-year-old son. But no formal charges were pressed against him since it was not proved who was responsible for the child’s injury. At the time, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy had said, “When viewed in the context of the full 11-minute, 27-second audio recording and all other information gathered, the statement did not rise to a level of warranting discipline under the personal conduct policy.”
Also, a statement from the NFL said, “Based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy. Accordingly, he may attend Kansas City's training camp and participate in all club activities. He has been and will continue to be subject to conditions set forth by the District Court, Commissioner Goodell, and the Chiefs, which include clinical evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If further information becomes available through law enforcement, the pending court proceeding, or other sources, we will promptly consider it and take all appropriate steps at that time.”