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May 2, 2019
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for Tyreek Hill sent a letter to the NFL on Thursday disputing claims made by the wide receiver’s fiancee of child abuse, offering a point-by-point response to an a secret recording of them that was made public last week.

In the four-page letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, attorney N. Trey Pettlon also said Hill was willing to cooperate with the league’s investigation.

The Chiefs suspended Hill indefinitely shortly after KCTV aired a recording last week in which Hill and Crystal Espinal discuss injuries to their 3-year-old son. The next day, prosecutors in Johnson County, Kansas, reopened an investigation of Hill that had been closed just 48 hours.

″(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,” Pettlon wrote.

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