LSU’s leading rusher from a year ago, Jeremy Hill, was arrested over the weekend on a battery charge for his reported involvement in a bar altercation.
Not surprisingly, coach Les Miles, back from New York where he was working the NFL draft, has taken the next step as Hill works through his legal issue. In a statement from the university on Monday, it was announced that Hill has been suspended indefinitely. The school added that Miles will not comment on the decision further until Hill’s matter is resolved.
Details of what happened are still a bit vague, but The Advocate writes:
According to an affidavit of probable cause, the male victim told police he was hit in the head numerous times and lost consciousness, and a office was shown video of the incident, “which clearly shows the defendant (Hill) striking the victim.”
A second person, who police are still seeking, then struck the victim, which Baton Rouge police say left the man unconscious. The second person’s identity and the cause of the fight are still not known.
This was not Hill’s first time in legal trouble, either. He was arrested in 2011 on charges of oral sexual battery and later pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a misdemeanor. How this latest run-in could affect his probation from his previous charge remains to be seen, though he’s currently facing a misdemeanor charge, not a felony.
As a freshman in 2012, Hill led all rushers with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns.