La Canfora On Tyreek Hill: "It's A Head-Scratcher"

The NFL's decision not to punish Tyreek Hill is perplexing, to say the least

Tiki and Tierney
July 22, 2019 - 7:22 pm

The NFL has elected not to punish Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy.

How exactly did the league come to this conclusion?

“That’s a question only they can answer,” CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora said on Tiki & Tierney. “This is basically an HR decision. They felt like they didn’t have enough to even slap him on the wrist. Based on their actions in the past, there was a strong expectation in every other coaching office around the league that at least something was coming based on the clips that were released and the verbal threats, which Hill’s own lawyer didn’t deny. He said, ‘That’s reprehensible. That shouldn’t happen.’ 

“Based on that – and what was known of what he pled guilty to in college – there was an expectation that something was coming because guys have been suspended in this league for threats,” La Canfora continued. “Obviously that didn’t hold true in this case.”

Several NFL players, including Ezekiel Elliott, probably weren’t happy to see Hill skate by unscathed.

“This has never been linear,” La Canfora said.  “I get that every case is different, but discipline is discipline. There’s only 16 games in a season, and you look at what guys have been kept off of football fields for across the board, and then you look at the severity of this and with the evidence that was known – and with the fact that, at least for a period of time, the state authorities said, ‘You have no access to your son,’ and they removed the young man from that environment – and yet still nothing? It’s a head-scratcher for people around the league.”

Click below to listen to La Canfora’s interview in its entirety.