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Chiefs fans react to Johnson County DA declining to charge Tyreek Hill

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced Wednesday that his office will not file charges against Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancée, Crystal Espinal, following reports involving abuse of a child at Hill’s home.

Howe said he believes a crime took place, but because of an ongoing child protection investigation, he can’t discuss details.

In March, Overland Park police took two reports at Hill’s home in Johnson County, one for battery and one for child abuse and neglect. Both involved a juvenile.

The Star reported last week that Hill’s 3-year-old son was removed recently from the custody of Hill and Espinal. It is not known when the boy was removed or who he is staying with now.

Here is a sample of what Chiefs fans and others were saying about Wednesday’s development:

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From covering the World Series to the World Cup, Pete has done a little bit of everything since joining The Star in 1997. He writes about baseball and has a quirky blog that augments The Star’s coverage of area teams.