According to the Atlanta Police Department, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sammie Hill has been accused of sexual assault by a female. The police department issued a statement saying, “The Atlanta Police Dept. has been contacted by a female who advised she was sexually assaulted by Sammie Hill, who is a NFL player. We are working with the female to obtain information about this incident. At this time, the report is not available.”
According to Sporting News, the Titans released a statement saying, “We will let the police investigate the allegation and we will provide any assistance they need. We have discussed the matter with Sammie and we will continue to gather the facts.”
According to TMZ, the 28 year old female is accusing Hill of assaulting her in an Atlanta hotel, leaving visible marks and bruises on her neck.
It really is absurd on how common sexual assault and domestic violence cases have become in the NFL, and instead of instilling harsher punishments, there needs to be something done to prevent them from happening in the first place.