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610 Sports Radio Releases Exclusive Tyreek Hill Audio

“In April, KCTV5 released clips of the audio, but it was not until July 9th that the full recording was made public.”

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In what is historically one the year’s slowest weeks for sports talk radio, Kansas City’s 610 Sports released audio of the full 11-minute conversation between Chief’s wide-receiver Tyreek Hill and his fiancé, Crystal Espinal.  Set in Dubai International Airport, the audio-recording provided additional context of Hill and Espinal’s physical handling of their son.

The conversation which was recorded without Hill’s knowledge, was reportedly already heard by the Chiefs and the NFL and had been in the hands of 610 Sports since June 7th.  In April, KCTV5 released clips of the audio, but it was not until July 9th that the full recording was made public.  

Post-NBA’s wave of free agency, pre-NFL training camp and with Major League Baseball in the middle of their All-Star break, 610 Sports was able to create a more meaningful radio discussion by releasing the 11-minute long piece of audio.  According to the radio station and afternoon drive co-host Carrington Harrison, timing, however, had nothing to do with why they played the recording.  610 Sports held back on releasing the audio for a month to complete their due diligence and make sure they could play the it publicly.  

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The full 11-minute conversation between Hill and Espinal was played during 610’s afternoon show The Drive.  According to The Drive’sco-host, Carrington Harrison, the audio was played without alteration except for “bleeping” out names of individuals and expletives.  

Hill: You ruined my life and you lied on me in 2014, bro, and if you want to rewind that night we can rewind that night too, [expletive]. You was in my house. And did I pick you up and slam you? Hell no, I picked you up and put you out my door and after that you left. And on my son you did that, bro. And then then you get in the courtroom you want to sit up there and cry on the stand. ‘He hit me, he hit me.’ Man, come on bro.

Espinal: Then where did the bruises come from, Tyreek?

Hill: Did I hit you? 

Espinal: Where did the bruises come from?

Hill: Did I hit you, though?

Espinal: I’m asking you where did the bruises come from.

Hill: Did I hit you? Tell me the truth in my eyes right now. Look at me.

Espinal: We’re not thinking about that. Right now the issue is [our son].

Hill: We’re gonna handle both of these issues right now while it’s on my chest cause [I’m] still hurt over that bro.

On June 26th, Hill met with the NFL for eight-hours.  Still awaiting word on their talented wide-receiver’s status for the season, the Chiefs are currently planning for Hill to participate in training camp.

At first, Harrison said the 11-minute audio would not be podcasted, but 610 Sports did end up posting the full conversation between Hill and Espinal on their website.

https://610sports.radio.com/media/audio-channel/drive-full-tyreek-hill-recording

Carrington Harrison and Sean Levine host The Drive on 610 Sports every weekday from 2 – 6pm.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Kirk Herbstriet Wants To Be Held To Same Standard For NFL As College Football

“Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.”

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The NFL schedule was released last week, and Thursday Night Football has a lot of interesting matchups for its first year on Amazon Prime. It is also a new broadcast booth with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit on the call. 

With Herbstreit now adding Thursday Night Football to College Gameday, he has already started preparing for the upcoming season. Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.

“I’m just trying to lay a foundation,” said Herbstreit. 

Herbstreit told McAfee that whenever anyone asks him to talk about a college team, he can quickly tell them what the DNA of that team is. Now he wants to bring that level of preparation to his NFL broadcasts. He will look at a different matchup every week this summer to get a more detailed idea of what each team is about: 

As for his connection with Al Michaels, Herbstreit mentioned he has gone out to dinner with him a couple of times and he wants to make going out to eat with his broadcast partner a frequent deal.

“Hung out with him 2-3 times. Had a chance just to get to know him. When you go into a new deal, I love like Wednesday night dinner, I want to make a staple and just hang out and get to know him and hopefully he will get to know me. When you do that, it allows you to have natural chemistry.”

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Andrew Mason To Succeed John Clayton At 104.3 The Fan

“Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.”

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John Clayton passed away earlier this year. That left 104.3 The Fan without a lead Broncos writer for the 2022 season. On Monday, the station announced that it had hired a successor in Andrew Mason.

Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.

“Mase’s work speaks for itself as one of the market’s most respected analysts when it comes to writing about and discussing the Broncos,” Raj Sharan, The Fan’s program director, said in a press release. “Replacing someone of the legendary stature of John Clayton was not something we took lightly, and we believe Mase is the perfect person to pick up that mantle and bring tremendous credibility and content to our rapidly growing digital platforms.”

Andrew Mason has a lot of credibility with Broncos fans. He has covered the team for 19 years. He has also written a book called Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline.

The Fan won’t be his first foray into Denver radio either. Mason has previously been a host on Mile High Sports Radio and the defunct KDSP- AM.

“I’m thrilled to join The Fan team and add what I can to the efforts of building Denver’s premier online destination for Denver fans,” said Mason. “Being tasked with replacing a legend like John Clayton is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I’m honored The Fan has entrusted me with this opportunity.”

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Gregg Giannotti: ‘Drew Brees Isn’t Used To Not Succeeding’

“He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”

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What does the future hold for Drew Brees? Andrew Marchand reports that he is set to leave NBC. Brees himself says nothing is decided yet.

On Monday morning, Boomer & Gio discussed why the former quarterback is in this position just one year after making his broadcasting debut. Gregg Giannotti noted that if Brees was brought to NBC with the idea that he would eventually be the top game analyst, the criticism he faced last year and the network’s decision to stick with Cris Collinsworth in the Sunday Night Football booth were likely unexpected blows to his ego.

“That’s a tough spot, man, for him,” Gio said. “The guy’s been beloved his whole career. He did go through a little bit of it when people were all over his ass for saying the wrong thing one time, but here he goes. He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”

Boomer Esiason added that the criticism Drew Brees received for his work in the broadcast booth did not apply to his work on Football Night in America or the Sunday Night Football halftime show.

“He was good in the studio,” Boomer Esiason said. “I saw him in the studio and I liked him.”

Brees prefers calling games to work in the studio. According to Marchand’s report, that is what is at the heart of his potential exit from NBC.

The color commentator role may come with more prestige, but it isn’t easy. Esiason has experience with both positions. He calls games on the radio for Westwood One and has been a staple of CBS’s The NFL Today since 2002.

“Some guys are not meant to be game analysts, that’s all.”

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