Earlier this week, a Kansas City radio host made controversial comments when talking about the Kansas City Chiefs’ handling of Tyreek Hill’s off-field issues.
Kevin Kietzman, the host of Between The Lines, a radio show on Sportsradio 810 WHB in Kansas City, suggested the Chiefs thought they could “fix” Hill’s off-field issues.
In attempting to discuss the issues between Andy Reid and the troubled wide receiver, Kietzman seemed to reference Reid’s son, Garrett, who died of heroin overdose in 2012.
“Discipline…did not work out particularly well in [Andy Reid’s] family life,” Kietzman said.
On Tuesday morning, Union Broadcasting issued an apology to the Reid family and suspended Kietzman indefinitely.
We are aware of the controversial comments made by Kevin Kietzman during yesterday’s broadcast of Between the Lines. We have decided to take the immediate step to take Kevin off the air until further notice as we review this matter.
We take Kevin’s comments and those of all on-air staff seriously. Kevin’s comments were clearly not to his or our standards. Please know that we will take necessary appropriate actions.
We sincerely apologize to Andy Reid and his family, the Kansas City Chiefs organization and our loyal listeners and share their concerns.
Kietzman delivered an apology to Reid and his family on-air.
With sincerest apologies to coach Andy Reid. pic.twitter.com/sVYpYBChbU
— kevin kietzman (@kkwhb) June 25, 2019
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