NFLer Sammie Hill Investigated for Sexual Assault - NBC New York

NFLer Sammie Hill Investigated for Sexual Assault

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    ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 23: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons is sacked by Sammie Hill #94 of the Tennessee Titans in the first half of a preseason game at the Georgia Dome on August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    The Tennessee Titans say they are aware police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving defensive lineman Sammie Hill.

    "We will let the police investigate the allegation, and we will provide any assistance they need," the Titans said in a statement Monday. "We have discussed the matter with Sammie, and we will continue to gather facts."

    Atlanta Police Department spokesman John Chaffee wrote in an email that a woman told police she had been sexually assaulted by Hill and they are working with the woman for more information.

    The woman apparently contacted Houston police first. Spokesman Victor Senties confirmed to The Associated Press that Houston police took a report Friday from a woman alleging she had been sexually assaulted in Atlanta and forwarded that to police there.

    Hill, who played at Stillman and a West Blocton, Alabama, native, is a six-year veteran in the second year of a three-year deal with Tennessee. The 6-foot-4, 328-pound Hill has started 12 games this season.