USA Olympian defends Tyreek Hill from ridiculous criticism over 60-meter championship run
Olympic track and field athlete Devon Allen came to the defense of Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill after winning the 60-meter dash.
The league’s 2023 year officially opens on Wednesday, March 15, as all 32 teams will be looking to improve their rosters in the hopes that this will lead to Super Bowl 58 wins.
While executives and coaches scouted talent in the league and the draft, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill was taking part in track and field competition. Specifically, in the 60-meter sprint.
On Saturday, Hill competed at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships in Louisville, Kent, winning the 60-meter event in 6.70 seconds. When you look at USA Track and Field’s official Twitter account, Hill has decisively won against his competition.
However, he was still subject to trolling on social media.
Olympian Devon Allen defends Tyrek Hill from criticism for winning the 60m event
Olympic track and field athlete, Oregon Ducks wide receiver and current Philadelphia Eagles receiver Devon Allen came to Hill’s defense, saying he had a good time after competing an entire season. Allen then called out the critics, saying, “And people are trying to roast it,” complete with an upside-down smiley emoji.
You see, this is exactly why people don’t try anything. @cheetah ran a good 60m in his first race after a full football season. He probably started training less than a month ago. And people are trying to roast it 🙃
— Devon Allen (@DevonAllen13) March 11, 2023
Hill responded to the criticism on Twitter, tweeting, “Never again has racing made me look wild.”
Never racing again made me look wild
— Tai Hill (@cheetah) March 11, 2023
Hill just missed out on the world record set by Christian Coleman in 2018, who completed the 60-meter dash in 6.34 seconds.
Hill just completed his first season with the Dolphins, after spending his first six seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was traded to the AFC East after failed contract negotiations with the Chiefs, and was rewarded with a four-year, $120 million contract extension. Hill provided a much needed spark to the Miami offense and, in turn, created one of the NFL’s most dynamic wide receiver duos along with Jaylen Waddle.
In 17 regular season games, Hill caught 119 passes for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns on 170 targets.
We’ll see if Hill runs in track and field. What we do know is that he will overtake defenders in the 2023 season.