Tyreek Hill's attorney N. Trey Pettlon "categorically denied" the child abuse allegations made against the Chiefs wide receiver on Thursday, according to ESPN.
An audio recording of Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal emerged on April 25 that featured the pair discussing their three-year-old's broken arm and a subsequent police investigation. Espinal accused Hill of hurting their son in the audio recording by saying, "You open up his arms and you punch him in the chest."
"[Hill] categorically denies he has ever 'punched' his son in the chest or anywhere on his body, or otherwise touched him in the chest in a mean-spirited manner or as a form of discipline," Pettlon wrote in a statement obtained by ESPN. "There have been occasions when Tyreek has tapped his son gently on the chest with his fingers, while his son was crying and said, 'man up, buddy' or 'don’t cry, my man' He has said that in a calm voice trying to redirect him. He’s never used his fist. He certainly doesn’t do it roughly."
Hill was suspended indefinitely from all team activities on April 26.