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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is being investigated for two suspected incidents of child abuse in his home.

The police were called to Hill’s house on Thursday. They were also called to the same address earlier this month, according to KCTV. They also reported that Hill’s name was not mentioned in their report, but his fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is mentioned.

The Chiefs said in a statement to the Kansas City Star, “The club is aware of the investigation involving Tyreek Hill. We’re in the process of gathering information and have been in contact with the league and local authorities. We’ll have no further comment at this time.”

Hill, 25, was arrested in December 2014 for domestic violence after he punched Espinal, 24, in the face and stomach back when she was pregnant. He pleaded guilty to domestic abuse and received three years of probation.

Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs ... (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs … (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Chiefs and Hill were working on a new “record” contract. He was dismissed from Oklahoma State University’s football program after the arrest.

Hill is the second Chiefs player to get face legal trouble this year. The team’s former running back Kareem Hunt was released from the team in November after a video emerged of him kicking and shoving a woman in a Cleveland area hotel. (RELEASED: Kareem Hunt Signs With The Cleveland Browns)

Hunt was signed by the Cleveland Browns and suspended for the first eight games of the season on Friday.

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Former NFL legend Joe Montana claimed he used Rick Singer’s college admission company to help his family through the admissions process.

Montana shared Thursday on Twitter that his family was one of many who used the services, but did not participate in any wrong-doing.

“Mr. Singer’s company provided nothing more than than minimal consulting advice to our family, like so many other families, with the college application process,” Montana wrote. “Fortunately our kids were able to pick from a number of schools to attend due to their hard work and their merit.”

Singer’s company bragged about working with high profile clients in a 2014 Facebook post where Montana’s name was mentioned, according to SG Gate.

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson also claimed he used the company to help his kids as well, but also denied any fraud. (RELATED: Phil Mickelson Admits To Using College Admissions Company, Denies Any Wrong-Doing)

Montana and Mickelson were not charged in the college admissions scandal, but some celebrities were involved in the scandal. Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman both allegedly paid upwards of $15,000 to help their children gain admission to top schools.

Loughlin was taken into custody Wednesday and released on $1 million bond, while Huffman was brought into custody Tuesday and released on $250,000 bond.

All four of Montana’s children are grown and have completed their educations.

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The first thing former Ravens linebacker Za’Darius Smith did after signing with the Green Bay Packers Tuesday was drive 14 hours so he could tell his mother that she could stop working.

“I said, ‘Ma, you ready to quit working?’ She said, ‘My bag is already packed,’” Smith told “Packers Unscripted” Host Wes Hodkiewicz.

Smith’s mom works at the Butler County Correctional Facility in Alabama, Hodkiewicz said. She has worked there for roughly 22 years, Smith said.

“To get there and see her, bags packed, it was a wonderful feeling to tell mom she can quit working,” Smith said.

Smith will receive $66 million over the next four years, earning $34.5 million in the first two years of his contract. (RELATED: Watch Nick Foles Get Introduced With The Jaguars)

Smith didn’t even begin to play football until his senior year at Greenville High School in Alabama, according to Forbes. He went on to play two seasons at Mississippi Community College and then two final seasons at Kentucky.

Smith driving to see his mom is such a heartwarming move. I love seeing these players thankful for who got them to where they are today. Every kid who was raised by an amazing parent dreams for the day that they can return the favor.

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Have the New Orleans Saints found their future quarterback?

It sure looks that way after NFL.com’s Jane Slater reported Tuesday that the Saints are expected to re-sign Teddy Bridgewater, who spent the past season backing up Drew Brees. (RELATED: Drew Brees Celebrates Milestone Birthday With Playoff Win)

Slater also reported that Bridgewater turned down a more lucrative offer from the Miami Dolphins, where he likely would have been the franchise’s starter. Instead, Bridgewater will likely remain on the bench for the foreseeable future in New Orleans, with Brees showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. (RELATED: New Orleans Saints Announce Surprise QB Decision. Here’s Who Will Be Playing Sunday)

Bridgewater led the Minnesota Vikings to a division title in 2015. However, he has only started one game in the past three years since suffering a brutal leg injury in non-contact drills during a preseason practice while still in Minnesota.

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Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Minnesota Vikings stands by himself near the team bench … (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

But the Saints obviously see something in Bridgewater, and you can’t help but root for the guy given everything he’s been through. Bridgewater replacing Brees and going on to have a strong career would be a great story.

Let’s hope it works out for him.

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Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle David Irving announced an early retirement Friday and the way he did it is rather amusing to many.

Irving announced his decision to quit the NFL over the league’s marijuana policy on Instagram live. Irving was suspended indefinitely last week for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the third time in three years. (RELATED: REPORT: Dallas Cowboys Prepared To Pay Dak Prescott $30 Million Annually)

Irving made the announcement while smoking a blunt:

“Basically, guys, I quit,” Irving said. “I don’t want to talk about a suspension and all this other nonsense. I’m outta there. I’m not doing this sh*t no more.”

Irving then went on a tangent, ripping the NFL’s ban on marijuana(RELATED: Cowboys Star Randy Gregory Suspended Indefinitely For Substance Abuse Policy Violation)

“It’s funny, you know, some people: ‘Oh, you’re addicted to weed, you’re addicted to this and that,’” he said. “I mean, sh*t, if I’m gonna be addicted to something, I’d rather be addicted to marijuana, which is medical — it’s a medicine; I do not consider it a drug — rather than Xanax bars or the hydros or the seroquel and all that crazy sh*t that they feed you.”

Irving’s shocking Instagram video has reignited a longstanding debate over whether the NFL has any business testing for weed in the first place, and one ESPN analyst is taking the league’s side.

Should the NFL continue to test for marijuana? Let us know in the comments below.

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Former Seattle Seahawks defensive back T.J. Cunningham was shot dead at the age of 46 in a dispute over a neighborhood parking spot Monday.

Cunningham was shot multiple times in Aurora, Colorado, an Arapahoe County sheriff’s spokeswoman Deborah Sherman told The Denver Post. Police arrested Marcus Johnson on suspicion of first-degree murder Monday. (RELATED: Ex-Lions Player Allegedly Beats The Heck Out Of Man Accused Of Peeping On Daughter)

Cunningham was a standout defensive back at Colorado in the early ’90s and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks before injuries cut his career short.

Cunningham was considered a pillar in his community and served as an assistant principal at Hinkley High School in Aurora. On Tuesday, Hinkley paid tribute to Cunningham, saying he is “forever in our hearts.”

The Smoke Room sends our thoughts and prayers to the Cunningham family.

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NFL Finally Came to is Senses (or their wallet was getting thin) tells the teams NO MORE KEELING to the Anthem First Reported by Fox News First:  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/24/fox-news-first-trump-joins-fox-friends-for-exclusive-interview-gang-8-to-be-briefed-on-russia-probe.html NFL’S #WINNING NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM POLICY: A decision from NFL owners requiring players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they are on the field when the anthem is played […]

I’m not a fan of the sports, but I know a lot of people are. They like the base-ball and the basket-ball and the foot-ball and whatnot. It all seems like a lot of foofaraw to me, but it’s not hurting anybody. Well, except for the players who suffer horrific, debilitating injuries for the pleasure of the crowd. But for everyone else, it’s just a harmless diversion. That’s why I have no problem following the advice of Delanie Walker of the Titans of Tennessee.

Walker has some advice for fans who are upset by the team’s refusal to take the field for the National Anthem last Sunday. Jason Wolf, The Tennessean:

Don’t come to the game.

That’s the message a couple of the Titans’ star players have for any outraged fans threatening to turn their back on the team…

“First off, I’m going to say this: We’re not disrespecting the military, the men and women that serve in the Army. That’s not what it’s all about,” Titans tight end Delanie Walker said…

“And the fans that don’t want to come to the game? I mean, OK. Bye. I mean, if you feel that’s something, we’re disrespecting you, don’t come to the game. You don’t have to. No one’s telling you to come to the game. It’s your freedom of choice to do that.”

He’s absolutely right. It’s your money, and if you’d rather not give any of it to your local NFL team, nobody can force you to. You can spend your money and time on more worthwhile pursuits, such as… well, pretty much anything besides going to a football game.

With just a few tweets, President Trump has convinced a bunch of wealthy athletes to bend the knee to him, and to alienate any sports fans who don’t like it. The only power Trump has over these guys is the power they’re giving him. And they just can’t seem to stop.

P.S.

WATCH THE STEELERS STAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM:

WATCH AERIAL FOOTAGE OF THE 49ERS EMPTY STADIUM:

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I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the other day Donald Trump tweeted something, and then a bunch of pro football players decided to kneel during the National Anthem, and now it’s this whole big thing. Suddenly, bending the knee isn’t a sign of deference to those in power, but rather a sign of disobedience. If you’re not exactly sure how that’s supposed to work, or if you don’t think those players should be doing that, it doesn’t matter. If you think we’ve got bigger problems in America right now than a bunch of wealthy athletes feuding with the guy who beat Grandma, your opinion is irrelevant. A lot of people feel very strongly about it, so that means you’re wrong. And you’re probably a racist. Here’s why:

(Hey, one last time, right? If you think it’s funny, that makes me happy. If you don’t think it’s funny, that makes me happier.)

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