The league told PFN and other outlets Thursday that there will be no action taken against Hill, which clears him to play in the Dolphins’ Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The NFL’s inquiry had been the last unresolved piece of the puzzle for Hill, who had been accused of slapping a Miami-Dade County marina employee in the back of the neck during a dispute following a fishing excursion back in June. The incident, which was relatively benign, was caught on video.
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Hill has not practiced this week as he deals with a personal matter. His absence has been excused. But thanks to the resolution of the NFL’s investigation — which could have resulted in suspension under its personal conduct policy — there’s no concern that he’ll miss time.
Hill last month reached an undisclosed settlement with his accuser that resulted in no charges being filed. Oftentimes, those settlements include non-disclosure agreements that would make any NFL investigation more challenging.
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“The issue has been resolved, and I’m currently cooperating with the NFL, giving them all the details on what happened on that day,” Hill told reporters on July 26.
When asked at the time if he was concerned about a suspension, Hill replied:
“No. When I’m able to come here and play ball, I get a chance to get away from all of that at the end of the day. That’s the thing about football. God has blessed me to be able to perform and do what I do, and I’m blessed and grateful for that. I just can’t make boneheaded mistakes like that.”
Hill, the No. 9-ranked player on PFN’s Top 100 list, has been public about his goal of going over 2,000 receiving yards in 2023, which would set an NFL record.
Thursday’s news from the NFL keeps alive that possibility.
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