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LSU’s leading RB formally charged with simple battery

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Over two months after being initially connected to a bar fight, LSU running back Jeremy Hill has been formally charged in the incident.

Via the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Hill has been charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor. He is set to be arraigned on Friday.

Hill, who led all running backs for the Tigers last year as a freshman with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns, was arrested in late April on a battery charge after he and another assailant, Robert Bayardo, allegedly punched a male victim. Though a cell phone video of the incident shows Hill and Bayardo giving each other a high-five after the attack, Hill’s attorney has stated her client was provoked.

Bayardo has also been charged with misdemeanor battery. Hill has admitted to being at the bar where the fight took place, but denies involvement.

Hill was previously arrested on a felony charge of oral sexual battery involving a 14-year-old girl and later pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, a misdemeanor.

He has been indefinitely suspended by LSU, and suffice to say his future with the Tigers, at least immediately, is very much up in the air. Should Hill not be available for any part (or all) of the 2013 season, the Tigers do have depth with the return of Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue.

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  1. suprmous says: Jul 8, 2013 4:34 PM

    Short of puttin these guys in handcuffs and shackles how do you keep em out of trouble? Before somebody comes on here criticizin LSU it’s not just LSU it’s nationwide. I just don’t get it. These guys have dreams of playin College ball and movin onto the Pros but it seems the big T follows em no matter where they are. It’s almost as if it’s a requirement, part of their scholarship if they’re lucky to get one, to play for said team you’ve signed on with. Never in a million years would this be happenin in the past. I only refer to that because it seems as if the guys from back then had pride, pride not only in themselves but pride in the school they chose and didn’t want to put a bad asterick out beside their name on the team’s roster. I know of 3 that had they done somethin as foolish as to get in trouble they would’ve paid for it even worse back home with Daddy and Mama. K, so Jeremy is charged with a misdemeanor. Hell, that’s still a charge that’s against him and another black eye for our program. I still maintain that before these guys are signed they need to be watched and seen how they get along with others before committin to teams. If there’s even the slightest hint they may have issues the school would know before investin in them. Call what I’ve said as stupid /or crazy but somehow and somewhere there’s gotta be somebody who wants to make somethin out of himself the right way by keepin his nose clean and act together.

  2. mydixienormus says: Jul 8, 2013 4:38 PM

    Dude. Ever hear of the Enter key?

    You should try using it every so often. Works pretty well.

    Note: After a few sentences without a space, people stop reading.

  3. thegamecocker says: Jul 8, 2013 4:39 PM


    If “Jolly Cholly” McClendon was still running the Tiger’s, there would be some serious whuppins taking place about now. Man that guy was a great coach.

  4. MasMacho says: Jul 8, 2013 5:36 PM

    This is obviously the fault of Urban Meyer.

  5. gatorfan1 says: Jul 8, 2013 5:41 PM

    No doubt that in 5-6 years from now he’s going to kill someone! Yep no doubt about it.

    Let’s all start criticizing Miles now and start questioning him as to why he didn’t know ahead of time and stop the killing. As a matter of fact he should put in a call to 911 now so he can save a life in the future, because you know, kids can never change or mature once they have done something wrong in college. And people should be held accountable for other’s actions 7-8 years down the road.

    Fire Miles now!!!

  6. southernpatriots says: Jul 8, 2013 6:41 PM

    Hill is indefinitely suspended by Miles and AD Aleva. He has a very difficult road ahead of him for violating his previous probation as well as this charge. His attorney seems to think she has information which will exonerate Hill. That is to be seen. Even if that is the case, it will be very hard for him to be back on the team.

    thegamecocker: You are so right about Cholly Mac. Great man and great coach. By the way I will be in the CSRA at the end of July visiting with my old time friends the Williams brothers, “Steel Ball” and all the old “lettermen” of the Gamecocks. Look forward to it. We’re going to have lunch together, and with these huge gentlemen, I hope they are preparing a whole steer!

  7. suprmous says: Jul 8, 2013 7:01 PM

    mydixienormus, for the record I’m not a dude but a all female. Sorry bout the rantin you seem think I carried on with w/o usin the Enter Key. How do southernpatriots? Trust all’s good with you and the rest of the Family. Thanks gamecocker for not shootin me outa the saddle into a pit of snakes for what I said (I was hopin I didn’t ruffle anybody’s tailfeathers).

  8. Anoesis says: Jul 8, 2013 8:20 PM

    Forces a girl to blow him and punches someone out in a bar. Wow, what an upstanding person.

    Hill denies involvement, yet his attorney says he was “provoked.” Which is it, counselor?

  9. florida727 says: Jul 8, 2013 11:11 PM

    #Anoesis, easy question to answer: he was provoked to not be involved :)

    I like #suprmous’ post. It brings up some valid points. These guys all envision themselves as being one step away from being in the play-for-pay ranks, yet they don’t realize what a role character plays in their future (Aaron Hernandez notwithstanding). If anything, you’d expect these guys to go overboard in the other direction… helping little old ladies across the street, not beating them over the head so they can steal their purses. Who advises these kids? Those closest to them do them a disservice when they do nothing but tell them exactly what they want to hear. Try telling them the truth about the importance of being a good citizen.

  10. thegamecocker says: Jul 9, 2013 12:51 AM

    @ southernpatriots

    Enjoy yourself at the CSRA and tell those Gamecocks “thanks foot the memories”.

  11. ttalarico says: Jul 9, 2013 10:02 AM

    Easy solution. Just don’t recruit trouble!

    Yeah, I know, that won’t happen. Too many coaches want to win at all costs!

  12. southernpatriots says: Jul 9, 2013 10:41 AM

    suprmous: Thanks for asking…the extended family has grown by two more great grandchildren! We are thrilled. I haven’t seen either one cry yet, always laughing! ha. Even when I try to make scary faces, the babies laugh at me! Some health scares with us older bunch, but God is merciful and we are all still here. Hope you and your family are well. We have one more trip (at least) back to Moore, OK then to South Carolina at the end of the month.

    thegamecocker: I will relate the message. The “other” brother just was put into the HOF. Missed the event but we’ll all celebrate it again.

    ttalarico: It may not be winning at all costs for some coaches and recruiters but looking at the high school ranks, most of the better/best players have no fathers at home and even some have no fathers or mothers at home. Without a strong role model at home, these young men, raised in the neighborhoods they are raised in, have a real challenge. But, you are so right, recruiters need to avoid the most troubled and so many of the more violent and unruly athletes demonstrate this even in high school.

  13. Anoesis says: Jul 9, 2013 11:05 AM

    I was going to comment on recruiters doing some due diligence regarding player character, but ttalarico and southernpatriots got it covered.

    I would imagine it’s a tough debate:

    Head of recruiting:”This guy’s a five-star for sure. Let’s offer him.”

    Coach (head or otherwise):”I don’t know, he’s border-line on so many character issues.”

    HoR (see what I did there?):”I think we can deal with those. We have people who can keep him in line.”

    Coach: “Okay, call him and make the pitch.”

    Two weeks (two months, two years, whatever) later-

    Five-star Recruit Arrested on Suspicion of Attempted Coup at UN Headquarters

    Coach: “Damn! Can we bail him out in time for the game Saturday?”

  14. southernpatriots says: Jul 9, 2013 4:44 PM


    Thank you for reminding us all, we need keep a sense of humor in this. It is a game, a great game, and entertainment, not a matter of life and death (at least not usually).

    I think I remember a conversation not much different than that a few decades ago related to me from friends at Southern Methodist.

  15. suprmous says: Jul 9, 2013 10:52 PM

    southernpatriots, preciate you askin bout the family. With havin the friend that you know bout all I can say is Lawdddddddddddd, have mercy on that soul;haha. She’s a nice person but when you get her stired up she becomes somebody you’d rather not see. AND that’s exactly what’s goin on right now. Somebody ruffled her tailfeathers and she’s gone after em with a vengenace (and rightly so) but the one she’s gone after doesn’t understand you can’t call her out for somethin and not be able to back it up. That child (my friend that you know bout) won’t live another year if she keeps on the pace she is now: her blood pressure has been goin too high. K, I’ll leave that alone and just say GEAUX LSU and you have a safe trip wherever you may be headed away from and onto your next stop helpin others.

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