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LSU indefinitely suspends leading rusher after arrest

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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.

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29 Responses to “LSU indefinitely suspends leading rusher after arrest”
  1. ttalarico says: Apr 29, 2013 2:18 PM

    Another quality recruit!

  2. southernpatriots says: Apr 29, 2013 2:22 PM

    Coach Les Miles indefinitely suspends Hill for his stupid violation of probation and complete lack of restraint, self-control, and wisdom in responding with a punch to another bar patron who antagonized him. That firms encapsulates the matter.

    Now, for all the posters who said nonsense about nothing would be done, especially if a major game was forthcoming (first game of the season is the Cowboy Classic at Jerry’s World v. TCU), and all the other nonsense…you were wrong, as usual.

    As soon as he could return to LSU and interview those involved including Hill and the arresting police officers, Coach Miles made his decision. Good decision and as quick as it could be made. Unless Hill makes some huge changes, although he was the leading rusher, will not be back with the Tigers this season, or in the future. A bad and sad choice this young man made.

  3. bertenheim says: Apr 29, 2013 2:51 PM

    He won’t miss a game.

  4. helladonks says: Apr 29, 2013 2:53 PM

    Get the SEC flame shields ready

  5. bubblehead22 says: Apr 29, 2013 2:53 PM

    What? An SEC player in jail? Say it ain’t so….

  6. patfic15 says: Apr 29, 2013 3:09 PM

    LSU is loaded at RB. The negative publicity from Perriloux, Jefferson, Johns, Mathieu, and now Hill should cause changes in Miles handling of the issue. If deemed guilty, cut the kid. The whole inappropriateness with a 14 yr old could affect the case as well.

  7. normtide says: Apr 29, 2013 3:13 PM

    I thought Hill has superstar talent. However, the thing about LSU is, they have 3 or 4 guys licking their chops to get his playing time. With very little drop off.

    Do all these people post when any team has a player arrested? Or do they only follow the SEC? That’s further proof of dominance. People want to rip you apart when you’re on top.

  8. mrlaloosh says: Apr 29, 2013 3:16 PM

    That’s a great drinking law we have in Louisiana. You can’t drink until you’re 21 but you can get in bars when you’re 18. Then you can drink if your parent or “guardian” is present. I bet he has at least 80 or 90 “guardians”.

  9. bigdinla says: Apr 29, 2013 3:46 PM

    Southern, I would wait until he actually is suspended for something meaningful before I would slap Les on the back. Plenty of players get suspended during summer, but most miss any real time.

  10. southernpatriots says: Apr 29, 2013 4:16 PM

    big,

    I applaud Miles for acting immediately upon hearing the evidence. Would you rather he wait to indefinitely suspend Him the day before the TCU game or the Alabama game or maybe the Georgia game or the Florida game or A&M game? If Hill had acted so stupidly right before any of those games and Miles had the opportunity to hear the evidence, he would have acted the same way at that time, immediately following, so your problem is….. what?

    It is now up to Hill. He will have to make some incredible change to ever come off this indefinite suspension. Even though that is unlikely, it is not impossible. But Hill has made some very stupid decisions in his young life so far. Such is commentary on the absent of a father at home. 70 percent of all male inmates at Angola did not have a father at home. 67 percent of all female inmates at St. Gabriel did not have their father at home. It is an ongoing sad situation which usually results in very negative consequences.

  11. melkipershero says: Apr 29, 2013 4:26 PM

    Once again a poster who thinks only SEC guys get arrested. Idiot.

  12. barkleyblows says: Apr 29, 2013 5:27 PM

    Hmmm an SECheat player being arrested??? Shocking!!

  13. billybobyall says: Apr 29, 2013 6:38 PM

    If he’s needed to play his “suspension ” will end. Good, important players are normally suspended for ooc & games against patsies. Every school does it & it’s worse in small towns that rely on the local college to survive.

  14. pricecube says: Apr 29, 2013 7:04 PM

    The charge of oral sexual battery on a juvenile is much more disturbing than this latest incident. If you put the two together though this guy seems like an enormous liability for any team.

  15. melkipershero says: Apr 29, 2013 8:08 PM

    In 2011 (latest info I could find) only one SEC team cracked the top 10 in arrests, Arkansas. When youre as dominant as the SEC arrests from those schools stand out more. Sorry (insert your team here) lost to (insert SEC team here), but get some facts. SEC is supposed to be full of dumb kids, but your comments suggest otherwise.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/the_bonus/02/27/cfb.crime/index.html

  16. normtide says: Apr 29, 2013 8:43 PM

    Melki- Don’t expect them to accept your post. Sadly, this is the current state of this country. If your ahead of everyone else, it is because your cheating. It isn’t because you work harder, want it more, are highly dedicated, and more skilled. It is expected that you no longer have to work for what you want, it will just be given to you. If you work harder, you still get nothing more then those who don’t.

    Here is a new idea for those bashing the SEC, demand your team best us. Don’t settle for less. You still may not win, but it will help far more then crying does.

  17. sportsbastard says: Apr 29, 2013 9:30 PM

    Somewhere, Cecil “The Diesel” Collins is smiling…

  18. imaduffer says: Apr 29, 2013 9:50 PM

    Thank goodness he wasn’t smoking pot or he would be in big trouble.

    says, the Honey Badger

  19. stc1993 says: Apr 29, 2013 10:36 PM

    Melki & Norntide yall said it, & told the truth. They can’t beat the SEC. It’s hilarious they send their best teams down here & they go away looking like a B squad team.

  20. badintent says: Apr 29, 2013 10:50 PM

    He’ll transfer to Arkanas U . Arkanas , where men are men and hogs are Nervous.

  21. bigdinla says: Apr 30, 2013 12:14 AM

    Southern,

    That is my point, he really had no other option. Just saying I will not be shocked if this kid plays every single game this season unless he goes to jail.

  22. spoiledbratswhosuck says: Apr 30, 2013 8:07 AM

    A black eye on LSU football.

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  23. helladonks says: Apr 30, 2013 11:21 AM

    *sigh* Haters really WILL continue to hate

  24. gamustangdude says: Apr 30, 2013 12:48 PM

    I saved the below website to prove the dislike for anything SEC by the majority of posters here. Anytime a negative SEC article is presented, the rats come out of the baseboards to slam the SEC. However when another negative article that is centered on non-SEC schools, crickets…

    But according to SEC haters, there is no hypocrisy. Ok then, below we have an article where 5 people commented on the Pitt students being arrested in a drug bust,

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/26/three-pitt-players-suspended-after-being-detained-in-swat-drug-bust/

    However there have been over 30 comments on this LSU story being the two postings, since this comment. Matter of fact anything that hints at the SEC is instantly gobbled upon by the non-sec, hater / rat community. I think it’s a shame, sad, and pathetic that most of you post just to say “ha ha SEC.” Don’t want us to cheer “SEC SEC SEC? Well, then stop associated anything negative about an SEC school, as a SEC conference problem. That is unless you want to be a hypocrite. I know, the next ignorant argument will be about SEC education right? From what I’ve seen, the fools who actually believe that there’s a tremendous difference between an SEC education and a non SEC education and love to bring it up, are easily identified by their small skulls, more prominent brow, and big teeth.
    Rant complete

  25. alligatorsnapper says: Apr 30, 2013 1:19 PM

    gamustangdude:

    You presented truth…but man is it funny as well!

    Bravo!

    Hill’s attorney thinks this matter will be over in a month or two. Southernpatriots emailed me some quotations from Coach Miles who said the status of Hill would remain the same until the case was adjudicated, if not longer. Meanwhile, Hill has a lot to do (as southernpatriots already posted).

  26. packerbadger says: May 3, 2013 10:01 AM

    LOLOLOL!! Yet ANOTHER fine SEC player in the news. Now maybe he’ll actually go to school since he has nothing else to do. But that would actually require him being able to read.

  27. batonrouge12 says: May 15, 2013 9:40 AM

    Say what you want about Saban, but when his four players committed a crime, they were not only kicked off the team, but banned from the university. Sadly, LSU coaches and fans are quick to forgive when football season rolls around. Bunch of hypocrites.

  28. alligatorsnapper says: May 15, 2013 12:32 PM

    If you don’t see some difference between 4 thugs using guns to rob and one man being verbally accosted and reportedly threatened and another man (a white man) whom he did not know also coming forward, then there is not much that can be done for your stupidity.

    Likely as stated on this blog and those previously for you newby, Hill will never play for LSU again, but there are situations here that are obviously either unknown or ignored by you, which makes you sad along with this sad situation.

  29. normtide says: May 15, 2013 12:43 PM

    Actually, its easier to boot these players at places life Bama and LSU. These programs have the depth and young stud players to absorb the attrition. LSU suspended their starting QB for half a season two years ago, so its hard to kick Miles about discipline.

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