Chiefs officials are catching hell after drafting troubled wideout Tyreek Hill

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John Dorsey asking KC community to trust him

Chiefs GM makes risky draft pick.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are catching hell from fans and media after selecting troubled wideout Tyreek Hill in the 5th round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Hill, if you recall, was dismissed by Oklahoma State less than two years ago after he allegedly choked and punched his pregnant girlfriend, putting her in the hospital. Hill is on probation until 2018. It’s a gutsy move for an organization that was forced to cope with the 2012 murder-suicide involving deceased linebacker Jovan Belcher who killed the mother of his daughter before driving to Arrowhead Stadium where he took his own life in front of team officials.

When news of Hill’s selection broke out, irate fans called into Sports Radio 810 to vent their disapproval. “Horrible situation… I just can’t believe it,” said one caller. “It’s absurd!” 810 host Danny Clinkscale said. “Does he really have a right to have that opportunity?”

“And is it right for the Chief’s to provide it?” Clinkscale asked.

Prior to the draft, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt issued a statement saying how much his organization values character above all else. As the player personnel exec in charge, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey is taking it on the chin while asking everybody to calm down and trust the process.

“I know that I would never put this community in any type of situation where it would not be good and we’ve done that,” Dorsey said. “I would like to ask for you guys to just have a little bit of trust in us in this thing.” Hmm… two things stand out with this pick.

One, the 22-year-old Hill was obviously very young when he committed the crime and the Chiefs are 100% convinced he’s matured since then. It’s one thing to do something stupid in your late teens and early twenties. It’s absolutely inexcusable to make those same mistakes in your 30s and 40s.

And two, Hill is arguably the best returner in the draft. Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder once called him “the fastest man in the world.” Keep in mind, Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid are football people — not counselors. Their job security relies on their ability to field the most talented team possible.

The unpopular selection of Hill figures to put De’Anthony Thomas’ career in jeopardy. It’s a risky acquisition but Reid and Dorsey have nothing to lose. If Hill screws up, they can always cut him.

Did Dorsey make a mistake in drafting Hill?

Does he deserve a second chance?

Share your thoughts below.

14 comments

  1. I guess good character is not something the Chiefs value very highly.
    One guy was kicked off the team after he beat and choked his pregnant girlfriend, another was kicked out of school for academic problems, and a third was suspended numerous times and has already been through drug rehab. And another has already declared himself an All Pro.
    Why would I want to pay to watch any of these guys play football?
    I’ll stick to watching the Royals instead, a team where character is important.

  2. I don’t condone what any of these guys did either, but Peters had issues too when he came to the Chiefs. He turned out to be pretty good.

  3. Derek Mathews I’m not saying that these guys won’t turn out to be good football players. But why not draft players that are good players but that he fans can also be proud of. e.g., Salvador Perez, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain?

  4. I am disappointed with the Tyrek Hill pick. That said, he deserves a second chance. As far as the rest of the guys they drafted, I have no issues with them. The Chiefs took more chances this year on guys who have great talent. It will be interesting to see how the Tyrek Hill player turns out.

  5. Chiefs have hit rock bottom

  6. The Chiefs used to be a classy organization. What happened?

  7. why would they draft such a horrible person :(

  8. You clearly haven’t watched the press conferences? John and Andy had MULTIPLE interviews with him and stated that he is a changed person and wants to make his life better. Watch the press conferences before u assume things

  9. @Sabre PlayZ: fuck you everbody makes mistakes

  10. the chiefs are clueless—
    i was at the longest game in NFL history with my stepdad—
    since-that game–the chiefs have been a joke—
    i gave up my 11th row at arrowhead that i sat in from the first day it opened—
    i was a huddle club member as a boy at the old stadium–
    my stepdad was in the original wolf pack—the temp stands in the old municipal baseball stadium—
    watching them has become impossible—
    i guess they forgot about the player they drafted who killed his girlfriend and then shot himself AT ARROWHEAD—-
    i guess they forgot about all the other terrible draft choices—
    i have watched other teams draft hall of fame players and had to endure the broncos becoming the best team in our division—
    this draft is why i stopped watching them after going to every home game for almost 50 years—
    go to hell dorsey and hunt—
    go to hell

  11. Jacob Prestidge

    It seems like most people are looking at the situation asking “why are the Chiefs rewarding this guy after what he’s done?”. I personally wonder if Andy Reid and John Dorsey thought of this pick more along the lines of “we can be of help to this young man.” To this point they do have a locker room filled with solid, quality, high-character guys. Maybe they felt like it would be a good, or a safe place for this troubled young man to try to turn his life around.

  12. Michael Gibson

    This is an open letter to the Chiefs and the NFL. We the fans do not want to watch prison football. We don’t want woman beaters on the field. Ever. No second chances. This is getting tiring and I think if this guy and the Greg Hardy’s of the world continue to be allowed to play in the league, you will lose fans. The team didn’t need to draft this guy and neither did any other team. If the Chief’s wanted to make a statement, how about financially helping out the young woman who this guy beat the hell out of?

  13. Wow, come on KC Fans, I pay for season tickets. And I have respect for the Hunt’s. Give the guy a second chance, and believe they have done their background. And if he slips up, OK……bye bye regardless of performance….

  14. I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to pause for a moment and give thanks for the many great contributions of the Black community and their culture to our society. Their peaceful and generous nature makes them ideal neighbors, lending testimony to their exceptional family values and parenting skills unrivaled by any other culture.

    Their commitment to academic excellence enriches our schools and serves as an example to all who hope to achieve prominence as a people. Real Estate values are fueled by the influx of African Americans into an area due to their caring and respectful nurturing of these communities, an example of all they have achieved by their enthusiasm for self-improvement through hard work and a self-reliant can-do nature. Without their industrious and creative drive, we would be poorer as a nation…

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