Kansas City Chiefs fans got some interesting news on Friday morning. It appears that there is no ongoing and active criminal investigation into Tyreek Hill. That could be big news, as the team and the fans wait to see if the receiver will be able to play some games, or at all, in the 2019 season.

Those who are about to pop champagne corks should probably hold off though. While there is no active criminal investigation, there also doesn't appear to be any movement on when the NFL is finally going to announce what they plan to do.

In fact, some sources inside the league office told Sam Mellinger the NFL still hasn't even talked to Hill about the allegations that he abused his young son.

Criminal probe not active

Prosecutors in Johnson County confirmed, to the Kansas City Star this week that, six weeks after Tyreek Hill was suspended by the Chiefs, they are not actively looking into the criminal case against him. “It is not an active investigation,” Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said in an email Friday morning.

“As in any case, if we receive additional evidence we reevaluate.”

In other words, there would have to be some kind of evidence brought to them. Otherwise, it appears it's case closed and Hill won't be charged. That's not unusual when talking about domestic and child abuse cases, unfortunately. This incident, in particular, has very few witnesses to what actually happened.

Johnson County prosecutors did say they believe someone hurt Hill's son, but they simply don't have a way of proving who was at fault.

Hill and the mother of the child have both leveled allegations against each other, muddying the waters.

NFL moving slowly

It should be pointed out that the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs don't absolutely need criminal charges filed in order to suspend Hill. The league has made it very clear that they will certainly take what the police and prosecutors say about a case into account, but it won't be the end of everything.

That makes sense since the league isn't bound by any kind of "innocent until proven guilty" standard of justice. If they are convinced there is enough evidence to take action, they will. The fact that the league has taken very little action so far, does lead to questions.

It's entirely possible that Commissioner Roger Goodell and his people simply don't want to get in the way of authorities. Mellinger took to Twitter Friday morning and said, "if there's a clear timeline on when this will be concluded, I haven't talked to the person who knows it."

With law enforcement basically confirming they are done looking into it, for now, the league could decide to officially begin its own investigation.

It could decide that it's time to begin the end of this process. For now, no news isn't necessarily good news for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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