Tyreek Hill's fiancee Crystal Espinal recorded the whole affair as an insurance policy.
Hours after clearing the air with TMZ Sports, the tabloid has effectively turned the tables on Tyreek Hill, by releasing a video where he purportedly threatens his baby mother with the same allusion of violence that he exacted on his three-year-old child.
Although TMZ is toeing the line with cautious language, the audio does bear a likeness to his voice, and to their knowledge, it was recorded by Tyreek's baby mother/fiancee as an insurance policy. The tape was reportedly passed on to a friend who sat on it for a brief moment before submitting the evidence to Kansas City news outlet KCTV at a later time.
Both Tyreek Hill and his fiancee Crystal Espinal were the subjects of a child abuse investigation involving their own three-year-old son. The following is a transcript of the recording. Please be advised, the clip does contain sensitive material.
Crystal Espinal: "He is terrified of you. And you say that he respects you, but it's not respect."
Tyreek Hill: "He respects me."
Crystal: "He is terrified of you."
Tyreek Hill: "You need to be terrified of me, too, bitch. That's why you can't keep a f*cking man."
Crystal Espinal: "He started crying & you were like, 'Shut up, shut up, stop crying, stop crying.'"
Tyreek Hill: "Right."
Crystal Espinal: "And then he kept crying because he was scared. He's terrified. You grabbed onto him somehow or he fell? 1 of the 2."
Tyreek Hill: "I didn't do nothing."
Crystal Espinal: "Then why does he say, 'Daddy did it.'? Why?"
Tyreek Hill: "He says Daddy does a lot of things."
Crystal Espinal: "A 3-year-old is not going to lie about what happened to his arm."