This is the first time Hill is heard denying he assaulted Espinal in 2014, which led to his dismissal from the Oklahoma State football team that year. “The Drive” confirmed through an independent investigator that this was the full, 11-minute conversation between Hill and Espinal that occurred at a Dubai airport earlier this year. Excerpts of the recording had been previously leaked.
“If you want to rewind that night we can rewind that night, too. F—k, you was in my house. Did I pick you up and slam you? Hell no. I picked you up and put you out the door and left … then in the courtroom you want to sit up there and cry on the stand, ‘He hit me.’ Man, c’mon, bro.”
“Then where did the bruises come from?” Espinal asked.
“Did I hit you?” Hill responded. “Did I hit you? Tell the truth.”
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hill told the judge. “I let my feelings take control of me.”
As part of his plea agreement, Hill was ordered to attend a 52-week batterer intervention course and was put under supervision for two years.
Hill had the domestic assault and battery conviction dropped from his record after a three-year probationary period.