05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 2/55 - Jeremy Hill, RB, 6-1, 233, Louisiana State...BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn't getting younger and Hill will provide the power running up the middle and explosive breakaway ability offensive coordinator Hue Jackson desires next to Giovani Bernard. - The Sports Xchange
05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 70/4. *Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU, 6-1, 233, 4.59, 2-3...Hill is a big, slashing runner with good initial quickness, a decent second level burst then only average top speed. He rushed for 1,401 yards last year, second-most in school history as his 6.9 yards per carry set an SEC record. In 2012 he became the first true freshmen to lead LSU in rushing since Justin Vincent did it in 2003. Off-field issues include two arrests, one on sexual assault charges that he pled out to a misdemeanor and the other after a bar fight in August of last year. Frankly: Hill is almost as good as he thinks he is, but can help a power running offense if he decides to work at his trade and understand how to contribute as a team member. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com
04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Running Backs: *Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-1,233,4.66...Hill is a big, slashing runner with good initial quickness, a decent second level burst then only average top speed. He rushed for 1,401 yards last year, second-most in school history as his 6.9 yards per carry set an SEC record. In 2012 he became the first true freshmen to lead LSU in rushing since Justin Vincent did it in 2003. Off-field issues include two arrests, one on sexual assault charges that he pled out to a misdemeanor and the other after a bar fight in August of last year. Frankly: Hill is almost as good as he thinks he is, but can help a power running offense if he decides to work at his trade and understand how to contribute as a team member. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
01/13/2014 - LSU's top rusher and receiver are entering the NFL draft, along with one of the Tigers' starting offensive linemen. In separate announcements Monday, sophomore running back Jeremy Hill, junior receiver Jarvis Landry and sophomore right guard Trai Turner have confirmed their intentions to turn pro. Hill has played two seasons at LSU and was the Tigers' leading rusher each season. He rushed for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. Landry was expected to turn pro after racking up 1,193 yards receiving and caught 10 touchdowns in his third season. Turner has started at right guard since the middle of 2012, his redshirt freshman year, and leaves with two years of eligibility left. Hill's departure comes after Louisiana high school star running back Leonard Fournette announced he'd attend LSU. - AP Sports
01/13/2014 - LSU leading rusher Jeremy Hill is entering the NFL draft, opening the way for highly rated recruit Leonard Fournette to assume a central role in the Tigers' ground game. "I am a Tiger for life. I will forever be grateful to my LSU fans, friends, coaches and family. This decision has been very difficult for me," Hill wrote on a social media account that was verified by LSU's chief athletic spokesman Michael Bonnette. "With all of that being said, I have decided to forego my Junior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft." Hill has played two seasons at LSU and was a major reason the Tigers reached double-digit wins in both of them, leading the team in rushing each year. Hill rushed for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns this season, including a 216-yard, two-touchdown performance in LSU's 21-14 victory over Iowa in the Outback Bowl.
The Baton Rouge native's college career was delayed one season by criminal charges stemming from his sexual relationship with a girl at his high school, which resulted in a misdemeanor plea and two years' probation. Last spring, he was caught on video punching a fellow LSU student outside a bar, resulting in more charges and a suspension from the team. That led to an additional misdemeanor plea, but a state judge in August allowed him to remain on probation - albeit under a curfew, bar-ban and other restrictions - and LSU coach Les Miles allowed Hill to return to the Tigers for fall practice. Miles disciplined Hill by not allowing him to play in the season-opener in Dallas against TCU, which LSU won without him. Hill returned in the second game of the season and quickly earned back his starting job. - AP Sports
01/13/2014 - LSU RB Jeremy Hill declares for draft...Oft-troubled LSU running back Jeremy Hill tweeted that he would enter April's NFL Draft...After back-to-back seasons leading LSU in rushing, controversial redshirt sophomore tailback Jeremy Hill has reversed course and is heading to the NFL Draft. Hill had reportedly planned to return for his senior season as recently as last week. Hill burst onto the scene late in the 2012 season, stringing together a series of explosive 100-yard performances and leading the Tigers with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. Hill built on that success with a team-high 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2013, capped by a 216-yard showing in the Outback Bowl win over Iowa.
But Hill's offseason was marred by his July guilty plea to a simple battery charge stemming from an April incident at a Baton Rouge bar in which Hill was caught punching a man on video. That arrest violated the terms of Hill's existing probation dating to his guilty plea to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in high school -- an incident that forced Hill to delay his enrollment at LSU by a year -- but in August a judge extended Hill's probation and declined to send him to jail, paving the way for Hill's reinstatement to the team. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Hill is now ranked by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 8 tailback in the draft, and the Baton Rouge native could go off the board as soon as the third round. Hill's decision could have been influenced by the imminent arrival of Leonard Fournette, the five-star No. 1-ranked running back in the class of 2014 who recently committed to LSU. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
01/02/2014 - With NFL beckoning, LSU's Jeremy Hill gashes Iowa...Hill's 14-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter perfectly encapsulates his obvious talent. Hill took the handoff from quarterback Anthony Jennings and initially was heading to his left behind star junior left tackle La'el Collins. With a hole developing up the middle, however, Hill subtly shifted to his right, running through arm tackles by two Iowa defenders near the line of scrimmage, accelerating quickly through space and finally twisting through a fine effort by senior middle linebacker James Morris to carry the 6-foot-2, 240-pound All-American into the end zone.
With LSU looking to run out the clock, they turned to Hill again late in the game. He rewarded their faith, taking a pitch off the right side for a 37-yard score with just over two minutes remaining. Following a group of blockers to gain an initial advantage on the Hawkeyes, Hill accelerated past the line of scrimmage and into the open field where the big back simply shook Iowa's senior safety Tanner Miller and threw a wicked stiff-arm to knock off another defensive back (John Lowdermilk) on his way into the end zone. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/02/2014 - With NFL beckoning, LSU's Jeremy Hill gashes Iowa...Hill's impressive performance is all the more impressive considering the opponent. Iowa, while clearly not as athletic as LSU, remains one of college football's most fundamentally sound teams and entered the Outback ranked seventh in the country in Total Defense, including 17th against the run. Further, with the freshman Jennings taking over for injured star Zach Mettenberger as the Tigers' quarterback, Iowa could focus on LSU's running game. The Hawkeyes, however, were no match for Hill, who averaged 7.7 yards per carry, with Blue (3.7), Hilliard (3.0) and McGee (1.7) also enjoying success but not to the same degree as the gifted sophomore.
Hill's eligibility for the 2014 draft was in question early as he's only played two seasons of college football. He is three years removed from his high school graduating class, however, as he sat out the 2011 season due to legal complications from an arrest. Those close to the LSU program expect Hill and several others among the Tigers' underclassmen to declare for the draft. Before considering investing any selection in Hill, NFL teams will want to thoroughly investigate his character as he's had multiple run-ins with police. Further, with teams increasingly shifting towards committees at running back and finding talented runners in the later rounds and even undrafted free agency, investing a first round pick in the position has lost momentum. If there is a back potentially available in the 2014 draft class with the elite traits to challenge this thinking, however, it is Hill. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/02/2014 - With NFL beckoning, LSU's Jeremy Hill gashes Iowa...For the first time in 50 years, the first round of an NFL draft came and went without a single running back getting selected in the first round. If the 2014 draft class is going to reverse the new trend established last year it will be with an underclassmen. Arizona's junior Ka'Deem Carey currently ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated running back potentially eligible for 2014. Washington's Bishop Sankey could also earn the highest grade for some scouts.
And while both PAC-12 stars are fine prospects with the all-around game to project very well to the next level, neither boasts unique traits like LSU's Jeremy Hill, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound semi-truck with sports car speed, whose 216 yards and two touchdowns powered the Tigers to a 21-14 victory over Iowa in Wednesday's Outback Bowl. Eclipsing the 100-yard rushing mark against the Hawkeyes before his Tigers took a 14-0 lead into halftime, Hill showed off the combination of agility, power and surprising speed which has allowed him to overtake Alfred Blue, Kenny Hilliard and Terrence McGee - each talented enough to star elsewhere - as LSU's bell-cow back. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/01/2014 - LSU got a strong game from its defense and 216 yards from running back Jeremy Hill in a 21-14 victory over Iowa on Wednesday in the Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Hill put the game away in the final minutes with runs of 28, 20 and 37 yards, the last a touchdown to cap a 92-yard drive that gave the Tigers a 21-7 lead. Iowa, held to 165 yards of total offense with 10 minutes remaining, had a chance to tie in the fourth quarter after freshman quarterback C.J. Beathard connected with tight end Jake Duzey for a 35-yard gain to the LSU 25.
Facing a fourth-and-1 at the 16, Iowa called a rollout for Beathard, whose pass was intercepted by LSU safety Craig Loston with 5:04 remaining. From there, Hill helped put the game away, running for 28 and 20 yards on back-to-back carries to move the ball into Iowa territory as the clock ticked away. On a third-and-6 play, he broke through the Iowa defense for his second touchdown. - The Sports Xchange
12/11/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: RB - Jeremy Hill, LSU, 6-2, 235, So,...Hill finished the regular season ranked second in the SEC in rushing at 107.7 yards per game, second in total rushing yards at 1,185, second in rushing touchdowns with 14 and fifth in all-purpose yards at 124.2 per game. - LSU football
12/11/2013 - 2013 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB - Jeremy Hill, LSU...Hill ranks second in the SEC in rushing yards per game with 107.7 and second in rushing touchdowns with 14. After racking up 1,185 yards rushing, he became the first 1,000-yard single-season rusher for LSU since Stevan Ridley. His six 100-yard rushing games this season rank fourth in LSU history, while he is one of only four players in school history to account for double-digit 100-yard rushing games in a career. - LSU football
10/12/2013 - Jeremy Hill rushed for 121 yards on 19 carries and a revived LSU defense kept Florida out of the end zone to power the 10th-ranked Tigers to a bruising 17-6 victory over No. 17 Florida on Saturday. After taking a 14-3 halftime lead, LSU saw Florida gets its running game untracked in the second half and the Gators drew within to 14-6 three minutes into the fourth quarter. But after Colby Delahoussaye extended LSU's lead to 17-6 with a 31-yard field goal with 7:58 left, the Tiger defense came up big against Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy.
The Gators drove to the LSU 20, but Murphy was sacked on his final two plays to end the threat. The final hit by freshman linebacker Kendell Beckwith came from the blindside on fourth-and 26, and Murphy fumbled the ball away. LSU is to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC West division. Florida fell to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference. The Gator defense was allowing only 217.0 yards per game, second best in the nation, but LSU rolled up 200 yards and 14 first downs in the first half en route to its 14-3 lead. - The Sports Xchange
09/24/2013 - SEPT 23 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS FBS RUNNING BACK PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Hill (LSU)...Hill rushed for career-highs of 184 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries in leading LSU past Auburn. Hill scored the first two times he touched the ball - going 49 yards on the first TD and then 12-yardd on his next carry - to give LSU a 14-0 lead just minutes into the contest. Hill added a third touchdown on a 6-yard run in the third quarter that stretched LSU's lead to 28-7. He also set up LSU's third touchdown of the game when he raced 54-yards down to the Auburn 1-yard line. Fullback J.C. Copeland finished that drive with a 1-yard plunge that gave LSU to a 21-0 lead at halftime.
Overall, Hill helped an LSU offensive attack that racked up 457 total yards (228 rushing, 229 passing) in the contest. Honorable Mention: Antonio Andrews (Western Kentucky), Reggie Whatley (Middle Tennessee State), David Fluellen (Toledo), Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin), Marquis Warford (Memphis), Lache Seastrunk (Baylor), Johnathan Gray (Texas). - LSU football/College Football Performance Awards
09/23/2013 - WEEK 4 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Jeremy Hill, LSU, rushed for 184 yards and three TDs in a 35-21 win over Auburn. - AP Sports
09/23/2013 - WEEK 4 SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU...Rushed for career-highs of 184 yards and 3 TDs on 25 carries in 35-21 win over Auburn ... Scored TDs the first two times he touched the ball - going 49 yards on the first TD and then followed that with a 12-yard scamper on his next carry - both coming in the first five minutes of the game.
Scored his third TD on a 6-yard run in the third quarter to stretch the LSU lead to 28-7 ...Added a 54-yard run down to the Auburn 1-yard line early in the second quarter that led to another LSU score and a 21-0 advantage...Averaged 7.4 yards per carry ...Overall, LSU racked up 457 total yards (228 rushing, 229 passing) in the contest...Hill's 184 rushing yards were the most by an LSU Tiger since Alley Broussard set the school record with 250 yards against Ole Miss in 2004. - SEC football
09/21/2013 - Jeremy Hill rushed for a career-high 184 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns to help sixth-ranked LSU hand Auburn its first loss of the season, 35-21 on Saturday night. Hill scored touchdowns of 49, 10 and 6 yards, and also set up another score with a 54-yard scamper in which he was shoved out of bounds at the 1. Fullback J.C. Copeland scored from there.
Tre Mason rushed for 132 yards and had two short touchdown runs in the third quarter for Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC), the second cutting LSU's lead to 28-14. Zach Mettenberger completed his only touchdown pass - a 32-yarder to Jarvis Landry - early in the fourth quarter as LSU (4-0, 1-0) dimmed Auburn's hopes for a comeback. Auburn's Nick Marshall was 17-of-33 passing for 224 and was intercepted twice. - AP Sports
09/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Jeremy Hill is back after being held out of the season opener because of a second run-in with the law. He was the fifth running back used in a 56-17 victory against UAB last Saturday. The Tigers' leading rusher a year ago, he scored on a 3-yard touchdown on his first carry and finished with 50 yards on six carries. Coach Les Miles has been vague about how he will work Hill back into the rotation, but there's little doubt that Hill will have a very prominent role from here on out. - The Sports Xchange
09/07/2013 - The benching of LSU running back Jeremy Hill is over, and he is already on the board for the ninth-ranked Tigers. Hill, who was arrested last spring for landing a punch outside a bar, saw his first action in the first series of the second quarter of Saturday night's game against UAB.
After sitting out one game and one quarter, he was in for all of a three-play, 19-yard scoring drive early in the second quarter, which ended with Hill's 3-yard run through the left side of the line. The touchdown gave LSU, a five-touchdown favorite, a 28-0 lead over UAB. Hill was LSU's leading rusher last season, with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. - AP Sports
09/06/2013 - LSU's Hill expected to play Saturday...LSU running back Jeremy Hill will not start this Saturday's home opener against UAB but will likely play, CBSSports.com reported. Hill traveled with the team to TCU last week and dressed for the game, but did not play as part of his discipline stemming from an April arrest. He is expected to back up starter Alfred Blue and second stringer Terrence Magee, who combined to rush for 184 yards with two touchdowns in last week's victory. The Baton Rouge Advocate also reported Friday that Hill would play against UAB.
Coach Les Miles had suspended Hill indefinitely in May after he was arrested for his involvement in an April 27 bar fight. That arrest violated the terms of his probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile in January of 2012. Miles considered dismissing Hill from the team but said his teammates voted to have him back. Hill was LSU's leading rusher last season with 755 yards with 12 touchdowns as a freshman. - The Sports Xchange
09/06/2013 - LSU's Jeremy Hill with 'good chance' to play Saturday vs. UAB...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. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
08/31/2013 - RB Jeremy Hill was reinstated on the first day of preseason practice after a Baton Rouge judge extended his probation but did not send him to jail for violating the terms of his original probation. Hill, the Tigers' leading rusher as a freshman last season, was serving two years probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile when he was in high school. He violated his probation when he was arrested for his involvement in a bar fight near campus in April for which he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. Miles said Hill would face additional, unspecified "internal" discipline, which might or might not involve missed playing time. - The Sports Xchange
08/31/2013 - RB Jeremy Hill was suspended for most of the offseason for violating probation by being involved in a bar fight near campus. Hill avoided jail when a Baton Rouge judge sentenced him to extended probation and community service, and coach Les Miles immediately reinstated him. Miles, however, has not announced if Hill will be held out of any games, but there are indications that he will be sidelined for at least part of the opener. - The Sports Xchange
08/26/2013 - Les Miles is keeping TCU guessing about whether LSU running back Jeremy Hill, the Tigers' leading rusher last season, will play in Saturday night's 2013 opener. LSU's coach says Hill will miss some playing time because of his arrest in late April. However, Miles is not specifying how long Hill will be benched and says he'd be surprised if Hill did not join the No. 12 Tigers in Dallas for the game against the 20th-ranked Horned Frogs. The 20-year-old Hill pleaded guilty in July to misdemeanor battery in connection with a punch he threw outside a bar last spring. Hill was re-instated to the team in early August after a judge ruled the running back could remain on probation, even though he'd violated his probation for an earlier misdemeanor plea. - AP Sports
08/21/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: RB Jeremy Hill emerged as the Tigers top rusher in the second half of the season. Though starter Alfred Blue will return from a knee injury, Hill is poised to remain the primary ball carrier. - The Sports Xchange
08/05/2013 - LSU star running back Jeremy Hill had his probation extended to two years and will not go back to jail. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Monday that a judge ordered Hill to perform 40 hours of community service and added restrictions on his probation stemming from battery charges in an April incident in which he punched a man outside a bar in Baton Rouge. The decision could allow LSU coach Les Miles to reinstate Hill, who has been on indefinite suspension from the team. LSU was scheduled to start training camp Monday.
Hill was shown on video punching the man unprovoked. He pleaded guilty to simple battery in July. He was already on probation after pleading guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile when he was in high school. Hill led LSU in rushing last year as a freshman with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
08/05/2013 - LSU leading rusher Jeremy Hill took a substantial step toward returning to the playing field Monday when a judge extended his probation and did not order him back to jail. State District Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered Hill to perform 40 hours of community service and renewed restrictions on his probation, ones imposed after Hill's guilty plea to battery charges from an April incident in which he punched a man at a Baton Rouge bar. But she also agreed to curfew flexibility that will permit Hill to rejoin LSU if Les Miles permits, the AP reported. Miles has placed Hill on indefinite suspension, pending a resolution on Hill's legal status. The Tigers open fall camp Monday.
The April arrest violated the terms of Hill's existing probation from his guilty plea to carnal knowledge of a juvenile during his time as a high school student. Prosecutors had asked for Hill's probation to be revoked, which would have sent him back to jail. But while admonishing Hill over the "arrogance" he showed on a video of the April incident -- in which Hill laughs after delivering a blow that sent the victim to the hospital -- Jackson also said she understands that (in the AP's paraphrase) young people make mistakes.
Hill said that he "let my emotions get the best of me" at the April incident and was "terribly sorry." Hill's Monday hearing was originally scheduled for Aug. 16 before a request from Hill's attorney, Marci Blaize, to move it forward to Aug. 5. Blaize denied that the rescheduling was in response to the Tigers' practice schedule, saying she had a scheduling conflict with the Aug. 16 date and adding that her primary goal was to keep Hill enrolled at LSU and registered for classes. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
08/05/2013 - LSU coach Les Miles says running back Jeremy Hill has been reinstated and may practice immediately. Miles says Hill will face further punishment from coaches which will be ''handled internally,'' leaving open the possibility that Hill could be forced to sit out some games. However, Miles declined to specify how many games, if any, Hill may have to miss, adding the Hill already has been punished substantially during his more than three-month suspension. Miles' decision came hours after a judge decided not to send Hill to jail over a probation violation stemming from a punch he threw outside a bar in late April. The coach says he reinstated Hill only after teammates on Monday afternoon voted to invite Hill back to practice. Hill led LSU in rushing last season. - AP Sports
07/18/2013 - LSU running back Jeremy Hill pleaded guilty to a simple battery charge last week, but he remains indefinitely suspended from team activities according to Tigers coach Les Miles. Miles, speaking on Thursday morning at SEC media days in Hoover, Ala., addressed Hill's status during his opening statement. "Jeremy Hill has a legal entanglement," Miles said. "At this point in time, he remains indefinitely suspended. I have a track record with really disciplining my team. We go through the same process that all of my guys will go through. "We're gathering information as we go."
Hill was suspended indefinitely from the team in April after he was accused of punching a 20-year-old man at a Baton Rouge bar and knocking him unconscious. Earlier this week, the sophomore running back was formally charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years' probation, 50 hours of community service, must pay $375 for the victim's medical bills and write a letter of apology.
According to Miles, Hill has not been allowed in the football complex since his suspension. However, the coaches have maintained contact with the Baton Rouge native. "We've visited with Jeremy Hill on a routine basis," Miles said. "He's not been in any team meetings, not been in any workouts. We've not allowed him in our facility. It's been very hard on him, I know. "Again, we recognize there's an ongoing process that's going to be fulfilled. We're going to sit on the perimeter and watch. We certainly are respectful of all that have responsibility there." - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
07/12/2013 - LSU running back Jeremy Hill pled guilty to simple battery this morning, but his status for the Tigers in 2013 is still up in the air. Hill was suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team in April after he was accused of punching a 20-year-old man at a Baton Rouge bar and knocking him unconscious. Earlier this week, the sophomore running back was formally charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, and he must pay $375 for the victim's medical bills and write a letter of apology.
According to WBRZ, Hill also received a six-month suspended jail sentence. He has to give weekly updates to a probation officer and is currently under a curfew. Hill was also instructed not make any comments to the press or on social media. As a freshman, Hill led the Tigers in rushing with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. A bulk of that production came late in the season, when Hill totaled 684 yards and 10 touchdowns in the final seven games of the season. His emergence provided a noticeable boost to the LSU offense, and his status for 2013 will likely be a topic for coach Les Miles to address at SEC Media Days next week. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
07/12/2013 - LSU running back Jeremy Hill pleaded guilty to simple battery and received two years of probation at an arraignment in the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. Hill and other man, Robert Bayardo, admitted in court to punching a man in a parking lot outside of Reggie's Bar in Tigerland. The April 17 incident was caught on a cell phone camera. It shows Hill punching 20-year-old Connor Baldridge and then laughing. Except for football-related activities, Hill will be under a curfew.
Hill was suspended from the team indefinitely in April. It is not known if he will be allowed to play by coach Les Miles. Hill is also on probation from pleading guilty in January 2012 to having sex with a 14-year-old girl. His probation from that misdemeanor could be revoked. He is scheduled to have his probation reviewed on Aug. 16.
Judge Mike Erwin ordered Hill not to have any contact with Baldridge, not to comment publicly about the case, to pay $375 in restitution for Baldridge's medical expenses and to undergo anger management, among other conditions. Bayardo received one year of probation because he does not have a prior criminal record. - The Sports Xchange
07/08/2013 - Jeremy Hill, LSU's leading rusher last season as a freshman, was formally charged with battery as a result of an incident that occurred two months ago, The New Orleans Times Picayune reported. Hill, who is already on indefinite suspension from the Tigers football team, is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday. Hill was arrested in late April, after he and another man, Robert Bayardo, allegedly punched a male victim. Hill's attorney has stated her client was provoked.
Hill was previously arrested on a felony charge of oral sexual battery involving a 14-year-old girl, according to the report. He later pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a misdemeanor. Hill rushed for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012. - The Sports Xchange
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