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The Miami Dolphins reportedly traded for controversial Kansas Chiefs star Tyreek Hill on Wednesday and promptly made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history with a new, $120 million contract extension that includes $72.2 million in guarantees.

As part of the deal, which was first reported by ESPN and the NFL Network, the Dolphins will send five draft picks to the Chiefs, including first- and second-round selections this year. Kansas City also receives a pair of fourth-round picks over the next two years and a sixth-rounder in 2023.

The contract extension eclipses Davante Adams’s new deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, which averages $28.5 million per season and briefly stood as the largest wide receiver contract in NFL history.

Spokespeople for the Dolphins did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for confirmation.  

Faced with limited salary cap space, the Chiefs sought to reduce payroll by giving Hill permission to seek a trade, according to multiple reports.

A three-time All-Pro who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season, Hill remains a divisive figure among NFL fans after admittedly beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend while they attended Oklahoma State in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015, and was sentenced to three years probation. 

Later he transferred to Alabama State and was taken by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

His girlfriend, Crystal Espinal, gave birth to their son in 2015 and the couple reportedly got engaged in 2018. However, they are now estranged after he was investigated in 2019 over an incident in which their boy suffered a broken arm at their home.

The Miami Dolphins traded for controversial Kansas Chiefs star Tyreek Hill (pictured) on Wednesday and promptly made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history with a new, $120 million contract extension that includes $72.2 million in guarantees

The Miami Dolphins traded for controversial Kansas Chiefs star Tyreek Hill (pictured) on Wednesday and promptly made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history with a new, $120 million contract extension that includes $72.2 million in guarantees

The Miami Dolphins traded for controversial Kansas Chiefs star Tyreek Hill (pictured) on Wednesday and promptly made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history with a new, $120 million contract extension that includes $72.2 million in guarantees

Fans were quick to photoshop Hill into a Dolphins uniform

Fans were quick to photoshop Hill into a Dolphins uniform

His former fiancee, Crystal Espinal (pictured with their son), broke off their engagement in 2019

His former fiancee, Crystal Espinal (pictured with their son), broke off their engagement in 2019

(Left) Fans were quick to photoshop Hill into a Dolphins uniform. His former fiancee, Crystal Espinal (right, with their son), broke off their engagement in 2019

Later it was revealed that Overland Park (Kansas) police responded to the same address on March 5 to investigate a report of child abuse or neglect. Hill’s name is also listed on that report.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe released a statement on April 24, explaining that he believed a crime had occurred, but there was not enough evidence to charge anyone.

The next day, local station KCTV released secretly recorded audio from an airport in Dubai in which a man, believed to be Hill, threatened a woman, believed to be Espinal, as she accused him of hurting their child.

After being told the boy ‘is terrified’ of him, an enraged Hill responded: ‘You need to be terrified of me, too, b****.’

Howe immediately re-opened the investigation as Hill was suspended indefinitely by the Chiefs.

The re-opened investigation was unceremoniously closed again weeks later as Hill remained barred from the team during voluntary summer workouts and the Chiefs’ mandatory minicamp.

A three-time All-Pro who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season, Hill (right) remains a divisive figure among NFL fans after admittedly beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend while they attended Oklahoma State in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015. Later he transferred to Alabama State and was taken by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His girlfriend, Crystal Espinal (left), gave birth to their son in 2015 and the couple reportedly got engaged in 2018. However, they are now estranged after he was investigated in 2019 over an incident in which their boy suffered a broken arm at their home

A three-time All-Pro who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season, Hill (right) remains a divisive figure among NFL fans after admittedly beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend while they attended Oklahoma State in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015. Later he transferred to Alabama State and was taken by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His girlfriend, Crystal Espinal (left), gave birth to their son in 2015 and the couple reportedly got engaged in 2018. However, they are now estranged after he was investigated in 2019 over an incident in which their boy suffered a broken arm at their home

A three-time All-Pro who helped the Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV at the end of the 2019 season, Hill (right) remains a divisive figure among NFL fans after admittedly beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend while they attended Oklahoma State in 2014. He pleaded guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in 2015. Later he transferred to Alabama State and was taken by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. His girlfriend, Crystal Espinal (left), gave birth to their son in 2015 and the couple reportedly got engaged in 2018. However, they are now estranged after he was investigated in 2019 over an incident in which their boy suffered a broken arm at their home

Hill and Espinal are seen together at a Kansas City Royals game before the couple split in 2019

Hill and Espinal are seen together at a Kansas City Royals game before the couple split in 2019

Hill and Espinal are seen together at a Kansas City Royals game before the couple split in 2019

Hill’s suspension was lifted in July of 2019, and while he continued to deny hurting his son, he did express regret about threatening Espinal, who was pregnant at the time.

‘I mean, I wish I could get into all of that, but I’m just here to man up to what I did,’ Hill said, referring to a secret audio tape that was released by local CBS affiliate KCTV. ‘On the audio, my bad language. I’m going to man up to that. I don’t want nobody talking to my little sister, my daughter that I have now, my mom like that. It’s very disrespectful. My mom got onto me. She thumped me on the ear saying, ‘C’mon, grow up from that.’ So, never again. I’m growing up as a human being.’

Known as one of the fastest and most athletic receivers in football, Hill is now the highest-paid wideout in NFL history thanks to a four-year, $120 million extension in Miami

Known as one of the fastest and most athletic receivers in football, Hill is now the highest-paid wideout in NFL history thanks to a four-year, $120 million extension in Miami

Known as one of the fastest and most athletic receivers in football, Hill is now the highest-paid wideout in NFL history thanks to a four-year, $120 million extension in Miami 

The NFL ultimately decided that it would not punish Hill, and the Chiefs immediately announced that his team-issued suspension was lifted and he would be reporting to training camp.

The team went on to win its second Super Bowl that season as Hill caught 587 passes from All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes for 860 yards and seven touchdowns. Hill has been even better the last two years, accumulating 1,276 yards and 1,239 yards in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

Wednesday’s trade split many NFL fans and pundits, particularly after the Cleveland Browns’ acquisition of embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has been sued for sexual misconduct by 2022 different women. The Browns gave Watson a fully guaranteed five-year $230 million deal following the trade with the Houston Texans.

‘Deshaun Watson has been accused by 20+ women of sexual misconduct,’ tweeted Market Watch’s Jeremy C. Owens. ‘He just received the largest contract in NFL history.

Barstool Sports' Kevin Clancy describes Tyreek Hill as a 'genuinely bad dude'

Barstool Sports' Kevin Clancy describes Tyreek Hill as a 'genuinely bad dude'

Barstool Sports’ Kevin Clancy describes Tyreek Hill as a ‘genuinely bad dude’

Many focused on Hill's reputation as one of the NFL's fastest players to care about past allegations against him. Hill now joins another elite receiver with sprinter speed, Jaylen Waddle, in Miami along with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. 'Tyreek Hill with Jaylen Waddle in Miami would be the most explosive wide receiver duo of all time,' tweeted Fox Sports' Clay Travis, who was previously critical of Hill following the child-abuse allegations

Many focused on Hill's reputation as one of the NFL's fastest players to care about past allegations against him. Hill now joins another elite receiver with sprinter speed, Jaylen Waddle, in Miami along with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. 'Tyreek Hill with Jaylen Waddle in Miami would be the most explosive wide receiver duo of all time,' tweeted Fox Sports' Clay Travis, who was previously critical of Hill following the child-abuse allegations

Many focused on Hill’s reputation as one of the NFL’s fastest players to care about past allegations against him. Hill now joins another elite receiver with sprinter speed, Jaylen Waddle, in Miami along with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. ‘Tyreek Hill with Jaylen Waddle in Miami would be the most explosive wide receiver duo of all time,’ tweeted Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, who was previously critical of Hill following the child-abuse allegations

‘Tyreek Hill pled guilty to punching and choking his then-pregnant girlfriend,’ Owens continued. ‘He just received the largest contract for a wide receiver in NFL history.’

‘It is truly wild how much of a free pass Tyreek Hill gets for being a genuinely bad dude,’ tweeted Barstool Sports’ Kevin Clancy.  

Others were more focused on Hill’s reputation as one of the NFL’s fastest players to care about past allegations against him. Hill now joins another elite receiver with sprinter speed, Jaylen Waddle, in Miami along with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

‘Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle now form the fastest WR duo in NFL history,’ tweeted ESPN’s Field Yates.

‘Tyreek Hill with Jaylen Waddle in Miami would be the most explosive wide receiver duo of all time,’ tweeted Fox Sports’ Clay Travis, who was previously critical of Hill following the child-abuse allegations.

Hill's agent, Drew Rosenhaus (left), congratulated his client on Wednesday after the deal

Hill's agent, Drew Rosenhaus (left), congratulated his client on Wednesday after the deal

Hill’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus (left), congratulated his client on Wednesday after the deal 

Source: Daily Mail

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