The Kansas City Chiefs took a chance on former Oklahoma State and West Alabama wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The chance was the fact that Hill was arrested for after beating up his then-pregnant girlfriend in 2014.
The team has defended their selection of the controversial player and said that Hill is trying to do better. Head coach Andy Reid said he has a good support system for the receiver and Hill seems to know that Chiefs fans may actually be upset and they “have every right to be.”
“Those guys, those fans, they have every right to be mad at me because I did something wrong and I just let my emotions get the best of me and I shouldn’t have done it,” Hill said in a statement released by the team. “They have every right to be mad. But guess what, I’m going to come back and be a better man, be a better citizen and everything will just take care of itself and let God do the rest.”
Hill was dismissed from Oklahoma State after his arrest in 2014 and finished his career at West Alabama. He recorded 534 rushing yards and 281 receiving yards with two touchdowns with the Cowboys in 2014 and then added on 681 total yards and four touchdowns during the 2015 season with the Tigers.
It certainly looks like Tyreek Hill has learned his lesson and he might be a big addition for the Chiefs in the passing game going forward.