Why Did a Heated Tyreek Hill Shove His Wide Receivers Coach?

Right after the Kansas City Chiefs were forced to settle for a field goal to take a 22-10 lead over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, television cameras caught a heated Tyreek Hill on the sideline. Just before going to a commercial, CBS showed the Chiefs wide receiver get off the bench and shove wide receiver coach Greg Lewis. Hill, known as a hot-tempered player, didn’t seem to think it was a big deal.

Tyreek Hill has become more than just a fast guy

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Tyreek Hill used to be known as the fastest guy in the NFL. Now he’s known as one of the top wide receivers in the league. Prior to the season, Hill admitted his goal was to become a more complete player. He’s accomplished that.

“When I first came into the league, a lot of people was like, ‘Oh, he’s just another fast guy,’” Hill said during training camp. “So I took it to heart and thought, ‘I’m going to be different.’ I wanted to be different from any other speedy guy. I wanted to be able to block, to make tough grabs, to be able to run every route on the route tree.”

In an offense loaded with weapons, Hill had four games this year with eight or more catches. He finished with 87 catches for 1,276 yards and a career-high 15 touchdown catches. He also ran for a pair of touchdowns.

Hill has been involved in some disturbing incidents

Tyreek Hill attended Garden City Community College before heading to Oklahoma State to play football and run track. According to ESPN, in December of 2015, Hill was dismissed from both the football and track teams after pleading guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in an incident involving his then-pregnant girlfriend.

Hill then attended West Alabama where he played running back and wide receiver. He also was a key member of the special teams unit as a punt/kick returner. His numbers weren’t eye-popping, but his speed and athleticism was.

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. In March of 2019, authorities investigated Hill regarding an alleged battery case involving his young son. According to ESPN, authorities were called to Hill’s house on two separate occasions and a recording was released of Hill and his fiancée discussing the incident. The Chiefs banned Hill from any team activities, but in July of 2019, the NFL said there wasn’t any evidence to implicate Hill and he would not be suspended.

Hill shoves Chiefs wide receivers coach Greg Lewis

Just before going to a commercial break, television cameras showed Tyreek Hill screaming on the sidelines before pushing wide receivers coach Greg Lewis. The Chiefs just settled for a field goal to increase their lead to 22-10. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had just been knocked out of the game with a concussion and maybe that was part of Hill’s frustration.

As soon as Hill pushed Lewis, CBS went to a commercial, leaving fans wondering what was happening. While Hill did shove Lewis, the coach appeared to laugh about the incident after getting pushed.

After the game, Hill took to Twitter and said, “The push was nice lol I was fired up.” He also replied to Will Blackmon’s Twitter post that showed Lewis laughing, saying, “Yes man love him like a uncle.”