After scoring a 92-yard punt return TD in a win over rival Oklahoma, Tyreek Hill was a hero at Oklahoma State. Not anymore.
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Oklahoma State Cowboys RB Tyreek Hill has been arrested and charged with punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend. On Friday, he was dismissed from the football and track teams.
”Oklahoma State University does not tolerate domestic abuse or violence,” the university said in a statement. ”Based on the evidence and the serious allegations that have been made, head football coach Mike Gundy has announced that Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the OSU football team. He also has been dismissed from the track team. The allegations are under investigation by Stillwater Police and by the OSU Office of Student Conduct. Those processes will proceed independently.”
According to a report from the Stillwater Police Department, the woman said she and the All-Big 12 player had an argument that escalated into physical violence Thursday night. The woman said she was eight weeks pregnant with Hill’s child, and was concerned about the fetus because she was in pain after he punched her in the stomach. She said she also was punched in the face, had a busted lip and was choked.
Hill, a 20-year-old junior, was arrested on a charge of domestic abuse by strangulation and he allegedly told officers he was being arrested ”for being black and she was white.” Hill spent the night in jail and was charged Friday with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, according to a Payne County Court clerk. Hill did not enter a plea. Bond was set at $15,000, and a court date was set for Jan. 13.
Hill’s big return against Oklahoma tied the game and the Cowboys went on to win 38-35 in overtime. He finished the regular season with 1,811 all-purpose yards, including 534 rushing, 281 receiving, 256 on punt returns and 740 on punt returns. He had 996 combined kick return yards to rank second in the nation this year, and was 11th in all-purpose yards per game at 150.9.