LSU's Jeremy Hill with 'good chance' to play Saturday vs. UAB

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Jeremy Hill will reportedly play against UAB this Saturday. (USATSI)
Jeremy Hill seems poised to play against UAB this Saturday. (USATSI)
In the end, Jeremy Hill's punishment for his April arrest and July guilty plea to a simple battery charge will likely amount to a single-game suspension.

CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman reported Friday that Hill "won't start but has a good chance of playing" in LSU's home opener Saturday against UAB, per a source. Hill traveled with the Tigers and dressed for their Week 1 win over TCU, but did not see the field.

Hill will likely back up starter Alfred Blue and second-string Terrence Magee, who combined for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 10-point win over the Horned Frogs.

The Baton Rouge Advocate also reported Friday that Hill would play, citing a "source familiar with the situation."

Hill's status has been the topic of heated speculation for months. A judge's ruling in early August that Hill had not violated the terms of his previous probation kept Hill out of jail, paving the way for his reinstatement to the team after a team vote. Les Miles has been evasive in describing Hill's punishment for the arrest, only saying it would be "internal."

A sophomore, Hill was LSU's leading rusher as a freshman in 2012 with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns.

The Tigers are 34.5-point favorites over the 0-1 Blazers.

 
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