The marina altercation said to involve Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill and a charter boat employee could both put him in legal jeopardy and earn a closer look from the NFL.
Tyreek Hill’s Police Report Revealed
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has obtained a police report of the June 18 incident at Haulover Park Marina in Miami-Dade County. Some of the details had already been made public — namely, Hill has been accused of striking the worker in the back of the neck.
Others, however, were not. The report, which the newspaper acquired via a public records request, says that Hill then charged at the alleged victim and needed to be held back.
The event happened early in the evening of June 18, presumably after Hill and agent Drew Rosenhaus went deep-sea fishing.
The report, per the Sun-Sentinel, states that the alleged victim — a marina worker — noticed two women sitting on a charter fishing boat without permission.
Upon asking them to get off the boat, an argument between staff and the women and men accompanying them ensued. At some point, Hill struck the victim with an open hand as someone tried to pull him away from the drama.
Hill is then said to have charged the victim before fleeing the area.
Miami-Dade police issued a statement Tuesday that has been their only public comment on the incident:
“The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating an allegation of an Assault/Battery involving Tyreek Hill, which took place on Sunday, June 18. ”
As of late Tuesday, Hill had not been charged. It’s unclear if the purported victim plans to press charges.
But even if he doesn’t, Hill could still face NFL punishment under the league’s personal conduct policy. The league will presumably review the facts available, and if either witness testimony or video evidence proves Hill did violate the policy, a suspension is possible.
Hill isn’t a stranger to league officials. The NFL spent four months looking into potential child abuse but ultimately did not find sufficient evidence of wrongdoing and elected not to suspend Hill.
The Miami Dolphins, like Miami-Dade police, have made one statement since the news broke Tuesday:
“We are aware of the situation and have been in contact with Tyreek, his representatives and the NFL. We will reserve further comment at this time.”
The Dolphins were obviously aware of Hill’s history in March of 2022 when they first traded for Hill and then made him the highest-paid wide receiver in football.
Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said at the time:
“When he got here, just to see him take a leadership role. I saw the same competitive spirit I saw in Kansas City where he competed every day and we didn’t have a defensive back on the roster that could cover him. When he got here, I felt the same way. He could run by anybody. But just to see him take a role in the locker room, as a man, he matured and became a leader and was held accountable, it was really great to see.”