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Fans sound off after Chiefs draft wide receiver Tyreek Hill

Oklahoma State wide receiver Tyreek Hill (left) during a game in 2014.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Tyreek Hill (left) during a game in 2014. The Associated Press

An upset fan base is not unusual after the NFL Draft.

There are usually people who question why their favorite team selected a certain player or players. But that’s usually because the fans question the player’s ability.

There were some angry Chiefs fans after the team selected wide receiver Tyreek Hill in the fifth round Saturday, and it had nothing to do with his on-field performance. Hill was kicked off the Oklahoma State team in 2015 after he was charged with domestic abuse by strangulation, a felony under Oklahoma law.

Hill pleaded guilty to beating and choking his pregnant girlfriend, and that is why many people were upset:

It wasn’t all anger. There were a few fans who voiced their support for Hill and believe he deserves a second chance.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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