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Report: LSU RB Jeremy Hill charged with simple battery

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Jeremy Hill has been charged with simple battery. (USATSI)
Jeremy Hill has been charged with simple battery. (USATSI)

LSU running back Jeremy Hill was charged with simple battery on Monday by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's office in connection with a bar fight that took place on April 27, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

Hill will enter his plea during his arraignment on Friday. In the meantime, the rising sophomore remains under indefinite suspension courtesy of LSU coach Les Miles, who plans to let the legal process run its course before taking any further action.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Hill came on strong in 2012 during the last half of his freshman season, leading the Tigers with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. His physical, downhill running style keyed hard-fought LSU wins over South Carolina and Texas A&M.

If Hill can't play this fall, LSU won't be without considerable talent to replace him. Second-leading rusher Kenny Hilliard might be more physically gifted than Hill and has the potential to be a star for the Tigers if given the opportunity (and provided he has the right mental focus).

Also available is Alfred Blue, who started with two straight 100-yard games last fall before a knee injury ended his season.

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