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Updated: Jeremy Hill reinstated, but more punishment possible

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Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill won’t go to jail for violating his probation, but his status with the team remains up in the air.

Rather, Hill will receive two more years of probation and 40 hours of community service (via the New Orleans Times-Picayune).

Hill, who pleaded guilty to a simple battery charge last month stemming from a brawl outside a bar in April, originally had a hearing scheduled for later this month. That hearing was moved up to today.

Hill’s arrest in April violated the terms of his probation for a previous crime – he was arrested two years ago 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 — so the possibility of time behind bars was quite real.

Tigers coach Les Miles said during SEC Media Days that Hill has been separated from his team and the facilities while everything plays out.

Hill was LSU’s leading rusher in 2012.

Updated 7:30 p.m. ET: Following his hearing Monday that extended his probation period, LSU running back Jeremy Hill was reinstated to the team. Tigers coach Les Miles said after practice that the decision to bring back Hill rested on, of all places, the team.

“The guy is a good college student, a good person. He’s not a guy who has constant bad behavior,” Miles said of Hill, who will not face jail time for punching a man outside a bar in April…. which violated his probation of previously pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Miles did not announce any specific disciplinary action, such as game suspensions, but said there would be further internal punishment. As of now, Hill is not the starting running back for the Tigers.

Additionally, Hill attended the press and issued the following statement: (via TigerBait.com): “I would like to thank Coach Miles and this university for giving me another chance to play football. I would like to apologize to my teammates and the community.”

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28 Responses to “Updated: Jeremy Hill reinstated, but more punishment possible”
  1. anc713 says: Aug 5, 2013 2:08 PM

    If this was the 3rd team punter, the guy would have been gone months ago, but since this is the first team running back, he’ll get a 2 game suspension or so. I think any second offense should be the end of the road for any athlete, as we need to get tougher on these athletes regardless of their depth chart standing.

  2. thegamecocker says: Aug 5, 2013 2:25 PM

    I hope Coach Miles and LSU boot him out of college for a year. Let him bag groceries or pump gas, work construction so that he can better appreciate the scholarship given to him. Make him EARN it!

  3. infrno says: Aug 5, 2013 2:49 PM

    Well, if history is any indication he won’t be back on the team.

    Ryan Perriloux was kicked off for violating team rules, as was Tyran Mattheiu. Both of which were arguably the most valuable players on the team at the time. Jeremy Hill isn’t even the best running back on the team. Miles typically likes to wait until all the legal things are over before making any permanent decisions, I suspect at least in part to keep from being sued.

    I’ll admit that I’m a bit surprised he wasn’t dismissed once he pleaded guilty, but I still don’t believe he’ll ever play another game for LSU.

  4. barbeaux says: Aug 5, 2013 3:17 PM

    Why isn’t he officially gone?

  5. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 5, 2013 3:19 PM

    So the judge and D.A. are saying they are already overcrowded in the jail and will just tack on more probation and community service. I would suggest community service with other young inner city youth, whose lives are spiraliing out of control and appear to be headed toward a life of incarceration unless a great change is made quickly.

    Hill will not be back at LSU. Assistant coaches will help him get on with another program (Southern? Grambling? etc.)

  6. bigdinla says: Aug 5, 2013 3:34 PM

    Anyone that thinks Jeremy Hill will not play at LSU is crazy! There is zero chance Les gets rid of Hill. Suspend him yes, for 2-3 games. Miles did not have a choice with Perriloux or Mathieu.

  7. infrno says: Aug 5, 2013 3:49 PM

    Um, yes he did. As a matter of fact he simply could have changed the rules that they broke and done nothing. Neither of them were charged with any criminal activity and both were much more valuable to the team than is Jeremy Hill.

    Now, you may be correct in that he may decide not to kick Hill off the team, but that would be out of character.

  8. imaduffer says: Aug 5, 2013 3:58 PM

    Another slap on the wrist. They should make him pick up trash an the side of the road wearing his LSU football uniform.

  9. barbeaux says: Aug 5, 2013 4:01 PM

    Actually, I don’t think Les had a choice. If I’m not mistaken, LSU was still under ncaa light probation or whatever. It lasted from 2011-2012 I believe. When they’re on probation they have less leeway when it comes to handling things…ie they can’t let much slide lest they get hit with tougher penalties like bowl bans etc.

  10. infrno says: Aug 5, 2013 4:08 PM

    barbeaux – neither Perriloux nor Mathieu violated NCAA rules, so that wouldn’t have mattered.

  11. suprmous says: Aug 5, 2013 6:47 PM

    Do I dare say this’ confusin? With the death of the BCS ultimately comin, violation of school policy, the NCAA handin out penalties for violations, Coach Miles at the end of his rope with those who test him, and the list goes on; how do you deal with the offender and show them what’s expected out of them if they’re not given consequences? Maybe it’s just me but I feel there’s still questions that need to be answered. And said answers shouldn’t come from the Alumni and other Boosters. Again it’s just my opinion and just sayin ….

  12. mauldawg says: Aug 5, 2013 7:59 PM

    Miles wont do anything winning means to much to coaches like him. Criminals always welcome at several big time schools. Some coaches don’t care about anyone but themselves.

  13. pricecube says: Aug 5, 2013 8:14 PM

    Un-f—ing-believeable!!

  14. mrlaloosh says: Aug 5, 2013 8:44 PM

    Higher education at its finest.

  15. donth8thehorns says: Aug 5, 2013 9:01 PM

    How did this kid not go to jail for long time for essentially abusing a 14 yr old

  16. texasbornlsufan says: Aug 5, 2013 10:53 PM

    Seriously everyone on here must be angels!!!! Or hypocrites !!

  17. pricecube says: Aug 5, 2013 11:12 PM

    Not an angel at all …

    but raping a 14 yr old… and then violating probation with a violent assault should result in some time in the clink in my opinion… people go to prison for far less all the time.

  18. barbeaux says: Aug 5, 2013 11:16 PM

    @infrno: actually you are wrong. Schools are responsible for their drug testing policies. Had they let Matthieu play despite failing drug tests then they would have had to report that as a violation. The same happened with syracuse’s basketball team. Google it. When on probation, programs have to walk a much finer line.

  19. dg0122 says: Aug 6, 2013 8:29 AM

    “I would like to thank Coach Miles and this university for giving me another chance to play football. I would like to apologize to my teammates and the community.”

    “Unless you piss me off, then you’re getting KTFO”

  20. kansas525 says: Aug 6, 2013 10:06 AM

    It’s the SEC of course there will not be any punishment for the leading rusher.

    DUH!!!!

  21. florida727 says: Aug 6, 2013 12:20 PM

    pricecube says: Aug 5, 2013 11:12 PM
    “people go to prison for far less all the time.”

    ————————————————-

    Yeah, but none of them can run a 4.3 forty :)

    More seriously, if you read the CFT article on Dyer going to Louisville, Charlie Strong made him sign a “behavioral contract” along with his scholarship. It’s a zero tolerance stance taken by Strong and Louisville that Dyer has to adhere to, otherwise he loses not just his opportunity to play football, but his education as well.

    Why is a Behavioral Contract not part of EVERY scholarship offered to EVERY college athlete?

  22. armstrongsmissingball says: Aug 6, 2013 2:39 PM

    Most college athletes are not POS like Hill or RB from TOSU that hit women and rape 14 year olds.

  23. barkleyblows says: Aug 6, 2013 3:58 PM

    Typical SECheat trash. Shocking this DBag would be reinstated.

    Les Miles should be ashamed of himself.

  24. infrno says: Aug 6, 2013 6:58 PM

    Actually barbeaux I’m not wrong. But we can agree to disagree, just don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

  25. thegamecocker says: Aug 6, 2013 7:31 PM

    @florida727

    Because they should have already learned how to behave! It is HUMILIATING to have to sign something like that! Think about: “Ok Coach Strong: I will be a good boy. I will not engage in pugilism; I will not smoke marijuana; I will attend every class; I will study, etc. When you went to college did your parents make you sign anything like that? Of course not because they hopefully brought you up to respect others and to know right from wrong.

  26. infrno says: Aug 6, 2013 9:29 PM

    Barkleyblows, you’re an idiot and a sore loser. I’m certainly disappointed in my coach’s choice, but there was no cheating involved. Must suck to root for some perrennial loser.

  27. infrno says: Aug 6, 2013 9:33 PM

    It’s sure easy to spot those butt hurt that they can’t compete with the SEC. Is Ohio state in the sec? Oh wait, I know, penn state is! What? You mean they let some coach ass rape children and buried it for the sake of their football program in some other conference? Wow.

  28. florida727 says: Aug 7, 2013 9:31 AM

    #gamecocker, couldn’t agree more. You’re right on with your comments. But why doesn’t the NCAA have that language in every scholarship paperwork to begin with? It would then be almost like the clause in every contract that states that this particular contract is “governed by the laws of the state of _______.” Almost an afterthought. But if the language was in there by default, it would be pointed out to kids every time someone did screw up and got kicked out of school, losing their chance to play AND their education. A harsh reminder of what YOU also signed when you see someone else get booted for doing something stupid.

    You’re right though, for MOST kids, it would be humiliating. Then again, if you’ve got nothing to hide or worry about, because you are a good kid that was raised right, you don’t really care if you have to sign it, because you know it won’t apply to you anyway.

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