By Jacquie Cadorette
The ex-fiancee of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill filed a petition in court Thursday in an attempt to prove that Hill is the father of her newborn twins.
According to the Kansas City Star, the petition, filed in Kansas by Hill’s ex, Crystal Espinal, outlines the twins’ date of birth and their living circumstances with Espinal.
Espinal hopes to confirm the paternity status of Hill in an effort to obtain supervised parenting time and child support.
The filing comes on the heels of a new audio recording revealed publicly for the first time in full by 610 Kansas City’s "The Drive.” In the recording, Hill denies a 2014 domestic violence incident with Espinal.
In the paternity case, Espinal is represented by Susanna Coxe of Safehome, an organization dedicated to defending survivors of domestic abuse.
The filing reveals that the parents in question were never married, and that it is in the best interest of the children to move forward with paternity testing for the sake of their wellbeing.
This comes just months after the Chiefs removed Hill from team activities on April 25th pending the outcome of an NFL internal investigation following allegations of child abuse.
Five years ago, Hill was arrested for domestic abuse in 2014. Hill pleaded guilty in August 2015 to punching and choking Espinal, who was pregnant at the time, and received three years of probation. In court, Hill apologized for the events.
“I did something I shouldn’t have done,” Hill told the judge. “I let my feelings take control of me.”
Audio from a conversation between Espinal and Hill was released this week in full by 610 AM, in which Hill denies ever laying a hand on Espinal.
“I didn’t touch you in 2014. And put that on everything I love, bro. That’s the real truth,” he pleads.
The criminal investigation into the child abuse case has been closed, but the NFL is continuing to investigate. The league is believed to have the full recording, per the NFL Network.