Tyreek Hill Avoids Punishment For Marina Incident

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JULY 26: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Miami Dolphins speaks to the media after training camp practice at Baptist Health Training Complex on July 26, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

Hill won't miss anytime as the season kicks off next week.

The NFL will not punish Tyreek Hill for the altercation he was involved in at a Florida marina earlier this year. Hill was accused of assaulting an employee over Father's Day weekend. However, the alleged victim declined to press charges, and the situation was described as "resolved" back in July. "The parties to the incident which occurred on June 18th, 2023, at the Haulover Marina involving Tyreek Hill have resolved their differences," attorneys for both parties said in a joint statement.

However, Hill still faced the threat of punishment from the NFL. The league's personal code of conduct does not require a player to be charged with a crime. That will not be the case, per an ESPN report. Meanwhile, Hill has been squarely focused on the upcoming season. "When I'm able to come here and play ball, man, I get a chance to get away from all that at the end of the day," Hill said in July. "So that's the great thing about football. God has blessed me to be able to perform and do what I do, and I'm blessed and grateful for that, and I just can't make bonehead mistakes like that."

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Hill Avoids Suspension

While Hill may be in the clear, other players have not been so lucky this season. The Saints will be without Alvin Kamara for three games due to his role in a 2022 fight in Vegas. Hill is entering his second year with the Dolphins after being traded in 2022. He had career-high receiving yards (1710) but his lowest number of receiving touchdowns since 2019. However, overall, he was a key piece for a Dolphins team that took a major step forward in terms of contention. Despite this, Miami suffered a tight first-round loss to the Bills come the playoffs.

Head coach Mike McDaniels also addressed the incident. “So, yeah, communicated with him, communicated with the league,” McDaniel said Wednesday. “You know, in situations like that, everybody is disappointed with what we’re talking about. You know, and I think it’s important, when you’re in charge of making decisions, to reserve as much judgment as possible until all the information is collected. The league is still looking into it, and we’re in communication with the league as we’ve been from the beginning. And, you know, outside of that, I’m looking forward to practice and to be continued as information comes our way.”

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.