Report: Tyreek Hill offered $200 to man he supposedly assaulted

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Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Tyreek Hill was recently involved in an incident in which he allegedly hit a man during a dispute.

No charges were filed by law enforcement, and according to a report, Hill offered the man $200 following the incident.

“The man didn’t know he was slapped by the highest-paid receiver in the NFL,” wrote Angie DiMichele of the Sun Sentinel. “Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill offered him $200 with his apology, according to a Miami-Dade Police report.”

Some new details have been revealed about the incident in question.

“A Kelley Fishing Fleet employee saw two men, one later identified as Hill, fishing for tarpon from the dock on Father’s Day, the report said,” DiMichele reported. “He told police that is illegal.

“Two women in Hill’s group joined them and got on a private docked fishing boat. The boat’s captain had just returned from the marina’s gas station and found them, the report said.

“He told them to get off. Hill ‘claimed he was being disrespected,’ the boat captain told police.

“‘I can buy you and the boat,’ Hill told the captain, and the ‘dispute began to escalate,’ according to the report.

“The boat captain told police that Hill hurled expletives and ‘became enraged and attempted to enter the boat to cause him bodily harm but was held back by unknown associates,’ according to the report. The boat captain knew it was Hill once he said, ‘I’m number 10 from the Miami Dolphins.’

“As the commotion between Hill and the boat captain continued, the Kelley Fishing Fleet employee left the office and walked over. Hill walked by him and slapped the man on the back of his head and neck, he told officers.”

However, the victim didn’t accept Hill’s offer.

“The man who was at the dock with Hill told the employee Hill wanted to apologize,” wrote DiMichele. “When he came out of the office, he heard Hill telling his ‘associate’ to give him $200, the report said. The employee didn’t take the money, and Hill left shortly after.”

The NFL has reportedly requested video of the incident.

Hill was acquired by Miami last offseason in a blockbuster trade that seemed to come out of left field. His arrival changed everything for the team and took it from a decent squad to a playoff-caliber one.

He had a career-high 1,710 receiving yards in the 2022 season while also catching seven touchdowns, and he helped quarterback Tua Tagovailoa blossom into a budding star by giving him a very reliable deep threat.

Between Hill and Jaylen Waddle, who had a magnificent second season with 1,356 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, Miami has arguably the best wide receiver duo in the NFL. It is just one reason why the team is excited about the upcoming season.

The Dolphins made another aggressive move this offseason by trading for Jalen Ramsey, the veteran star cornerback who won a Super Bowl in the 2021 season with the Los Angeles Rams. Ramsey will team up with Xavien Howard in the secondary and look to improve what was a very porous pass defense last season.

More positive changes could be in store for the team. Star running back Dalvin Cook is a free agent, and he has been linked to the Dolphins. They have reportedly made him an offer, although it doesn’t look like he will be deciding which team to sign with very soon.

Cook has run for at least 1,100 yards and made the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons. The Minnesota Vikings recently released him, and if Miami were to acquire him, it could shift the balance of power in the AFC more in its favor.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif. and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has followed the NFL since he was a little kid in the mid-'90s, back when Dan Marino was the biggest sports star in South Florida. He feels strongly that the NFL and sports in general aren't just entertainment, but also a means for learning life lessons.