Video shows Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill appearing to slap man in alleged assault

MIAMI GARDENS,Fla. – Local 10 News obtained new surveillance video from South Florida radio host Andy Slater Wednesday that shows Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill appearing to slap a man in the back of his head at Haulover Marina last month.

The video shows Hill walking behind the man who was standing on a dock when Hill appeared to slap him in the back of his head.

Moments after allegedly slapping the man, a large group of people were seen trying to calm Hill down.

Hill addressed the media for the first time Wednesday following his alleged assault.

Hill recently reached a settlement with the man he allegedly hit at the marina on June 18.

On Wednesday, at the team’s second official day of training camp, Hill called the incident “a boneheaded mistake” and said he is fully cooperating with the NFL during its investigation.

“This issue has been resolved and I’m currently cooperating with the NFL and giving them all the details on what happened that day,” Hill told reporters at training camp.

When asked if he was concerned about the situation, Hill responded, “Nah man. When I’m out here to come out and play ball, I get a chance to get away from all that. That’s the great thing about football. God has blessed me to do that, and I just can’t make boneheaded mistakes like that.”

Attorneys for Hill and the employee of the Kelly Fishing Fleet at the marina released a joint statement Monday, saying that the two parties had “resolved their differences.”

No charges were filed in the case, but even without charges, and with the two sides settling their dispute, the NFL is conducting its own investigation and can bring its own discipline depending on their findings.

Eight years ago, before entering the NFL, Hill pleaded guilty to punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend.

The NFL could potentially factor in that incident when deciding discipline for the latest incident.

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Ryan Mackey is our newest digital journalist at WPLG. He is New York born and South Florida raised.

Clay Ferraro joined the Local 10 News team in 2014 to take his dream job: covering big-time sports at a first-class station in paradise.