Oklahoma State has dismissed junior wide receiver Tyreek Hill from the team after he was arrested and accused of punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend.
The school issued a statement Friday to announce that Hill is no longer on the team.
"Oklahoma State University does not tolerate domestic abuse or violence," the statement said. "Based on the evidence and the serious allegations that have been made, Head Football Coach Mike Gundy has announced that Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the OSU football team. He also has been dismissed from the track team. The allegations are under investigation by Stillwater Police and by the OSU Office of Student Conduct. Those processes will proceed independently."
According to a report from the Stillwater Police Department, the woman said she and the All-Big 12 player had an argument that escalated into physical violence Thursday night. The woman said she was eight weeks pregnant with Hill's child, and was concerned about the fetus because she was in pain after he punched her in the stomach. She said she also was punched in the face, had a busted lip and was choked by Hill.
Hill, a 20-year-old junior from Pearson, Georgia, was arrested shortly after 11 p.m. and he allegedly told officers he was being arrested "for being black and she was white." Hill spent the night in jail and was charged Friday with domestic assault and battery by strangulation, according to a Payne County Court clerk. Hill did not enter a plea. Bond was set at $15,000.
Hill is due in court Jan. 13.
The woman said Hill "has a volatile temper and that he thought it was OK to punch and shake her." She said he had been physical with her before, but it had been mostly manhandling and had never been this bad.
Hill had a thrilling 92-yard punt return for a touchdown against Oklahoma to tie last Saturday's game, and the Cowboys went on to win 38-35 in overtime. He finished the regular season with 1,811 all-purpose yards, including 534 rushing, 281 receiving, 256 on punt returns and 740 on punt returns. His 996 combined kick return yards are the second-most in the nation this year, and his 150.9 all-purpose yards per game rank 11th nationally.
In addition to the big performance against Oklahoma, he also had a late kickoff return for a score at Kansas to break a late-game tie and give the Cowboys the win, had a kickoff return for a touchdown that broke open OSU's close game with Iowa State and posted a season-high 278 all-purpose yards against defending national champion Florida State in the season opener.
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com's Brandon Chatmon is included in this report.