(WIBW) - With a little more than two weeks before the Chiefs start training camp, the ongoing situation between Tyreek Hill and his fiancée Crystal Espinal regarding abuse and neglect of their three-year-old son took another turn on Tuesday.
610 Sports Radio in Kansas City released the full, 11-minute audio of a recorded conversation between Hill and Espinal while the couple was at the Dubai International Airport that KCTV5 aired portions of back in April. You can listen to 610's full audio here.
According to Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports, the NFL and Chiefs have heard the entire recording.
The newly-released portions of it include discussion surrounding the 2014 incident between the two that led Hill to pleading guilty to domestic abuse by strangulation. Espinal accused Hill then of punching and choking her while she was pregnant.
“I didn't touch you in 2014 and I can put that on everything I love, bro," Hill said in the recording. "You ruined my life and you lied on me in 2014, bro. And if you want to rewind that night, we can rewind that night too, [expletive]. You was in my house. And did I pick you up and slam you? Hell no, I picked you up and put you out my door and after that you left.
"And on my son you did that, bro. And then when you get in the courtroom you want to sit up there and cry on the stand. ‘He hit me, he hit me.’ Man, come on bro.”
"Then where did the bruises come from, Tyreek?" Espinal replied.
"Did I hit you? Did I hit you, though?" Hill asked.
"I'm asking you where did the bruises come from," Espinal said.
"Did I hit you?" Hill asked again. "Tell me the truth in my eyes right now. Look at me."
"We're not thinking about that," Espinal replied. "Right now the issue is [our son].”
The two tried to remember how the incident played out. Espinal said the couple was going to go to the movies while Hill claimed Espinal came to his house unwanted. She then added the two had just got done having sex before Hill took her phone into a bathroom.
Following that, Hill said he picked Espinal up, told her she could leave and put her outside.
"But did I ever punch you, though?" Hill then asked. "Did I ever punch you in your face, in your lip? No, I did not, bro."
"You had your hand around my neck," Espinal replied.
"No I did not, bro," Hill said. "And that's the sad part. I want you to sit on this flight and think about that."
"I will sit on this flight and I will think about that," Espinal said. "But I honestly want you to think about what that night between me and you getting into an argument about the way you discipline [our son]. And even the CPS lady says you don't do it correctly."
The previously-released portions of the call focused on how the couple's son broke his arm. Espinal had accused Hill of breaking it, saying the boy admitted it and added he was terrified of the wide receiver. Hill replied she needed to be terrified of him too.
"Think about why a freaking three-year-old would tell everybody and anybody that you broke his arm," Espinal said in the newly-released audio.
The couple then argued about who spends more time with the child and how they play with him before getting into sections of the call that KCTV5 aired. Those include parts where Espinal claimed Hill punches the boy in the chest and grabs a belt for discipline, which Hill replied with saying Espinal also uses a belt.
Hill then lamented the couple's relationship. Espinal is expected to welcome twins in addition to the son they already have.
"Sometimes, I wish I would have never had sex with you," Hill said. "I wish we didn't have kids. Like, my life is supposed to be a whole lot easier right now, bro. 2014 wasn't supposed to happen, none of that [expletive].
"But I put my hands on her, I'm lying," Hill said. "I broke my son's arm. Come on, let's be real, bro. Let's be real. You know how I am with kids. You know how I am with [our son]. I'm very hard, but I would never, ever hurt my son in life."
That's when Espinal replied with the comment about the child being terrified of Hill, with him replying that he respects his father.
The Johnson County District Attorney's Office has previously said there is no active criminal investigation involving Hill. However, the Kansas Department for Children and Families is looking into the case.
Multiple outlets have reported Hill has met with the NFL regarding this situation. The league does not need criminal charges to discipline the wide receiver.