Tyreek Hill’s response after being accused of smashing cigar in his wife’s face

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill reportedly was accused of smashing a cigar in the face of his wife – Keeta Vaccaro – but he was not arrested for the incident.

“Vaccaro told investigators she refused to sign the post-nup agreement, stating she felt ‘bullied, threatened and verbally abused,’” the Miami Herald’s Grethel Aguila wrote. “She also reported that Hill ‘smashed’ an unlit cigar in her face, the report says.”

According to police, Hill said that he “flicked” the cigar and denied that it struck Vaccaro.

“Hill also said he and Vaccaro had been arguing a lot lately because his representatives advised him to have a post-nuptial agreement in place,” Aguila wrote. “Officers didn’t notice any visible marks on Vaccaro’s face or body, and there were no signs of a struggle in the home.”

The incident is certainly concerning, especially because of Hill’s shaky past.

In his collegiate days, Hill pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation. That led to him being kicked off the Oklahoma State University football team.

The star wideout was also investigated in 2019 for alleged battery of his then-3-year-old son, but charges ended up not being filed against the eight-time Pro Bowler. Just recently, it was reported that Hill was being sued by a woman who claimed that he broke her leg doing football drills.

Hill was not arrested as a result of the argument with his wife, according to the report.

“Due to conflicting stories and no evidence that a crime had occurred, no arrest was made,” the incident report says regarding the Hill-Vaccarro cigar incident.

It’s troubling that Hill keeps making headlines for the wrong reasons, and the Dolphins certainly hope that his actions don’t lead to him getting suspended for any games next season and beyond.

Despite his questionable actions off of the field, Hill is one of the best receivers in the NFL on the field, and he’s completely transformed the team’s offense since Miami acquired him in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Hill is coming off a season where he caught 119 passes for an NFL-best 1,799 receiving yards and 13 receiving touchdowns. That led to him finishing sixth in the NFL MVP voting in the 2023 season.

With the Dolphins making the playoffs each of the last two seasons (even though they failed to win a game either time), the team could be on the cusp of a deep playoff run in the near future with its explosive offense that features Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Tua Tagovailoa and De’Von Achane.

Hill’s ability to be on the field would be key in any Miami victory, so hopefully the wideout can avoid any more legal issues in the future.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.