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Report: LSU’s Jeremy Hill will play in home opener

LSU running back Hill leaps over Alabama defensive back Perry for a first down during their NCAA football game in Baton Rouge Reuters

Sidelined for LSU’s season opener because of an offseason arrest, Jeremy Hill and his status for the second game of the season was, at least publicly, up in the air earlier in the week.

Reportedly, that status has been clarified.

Citing a source familiar with the situation, the Baton Rouge Advocate reported Friday afternoon that the running back “will be allowed to play Saturday in the Tigers’ home opener against UAB.”  The report comes three days after head coach Les Miles was quoted as saying that “[w]e’ll put him on the field, I guess I should say, when we’re ready.”

Hill will not start — that job will remain Alfred Blue‘s for the time being — but is expected to be a part of the game plan.

In late April, Hill was arrested and charged with battery following an incident outside of a local bar and indefinitely suspended.  It was thought that arrest 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 — although a judge later decided that was not the case.

He pleaded guilty to simple battery in July and was sentenced to two more years of probation as well as 40 hours of community service.  He was reinstated to the team in early August, although the “additional punishment” Miles spoke of at the time included missing the opener against TCU.

As a freshman in 2012, Hill led all Tigers with 755 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

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11 Responses to “Report: LSU’s Jeremy Hill will play in home opener”
  1. dkhhuey says: Sep 6, 2013 3:14 PM

    And the flaming outrage that is continuously vented towards Urban by every media outlet and anybody outside of Ohio State is where?

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 6, 2013 3:21 PM

    This is Johnny Football’s fault…. I’m sure of it.

  3. barbeaux says: Sep 6, 2013 3:23 PM

    He shouldn’t be on the team. I don’t buy the mentoring and counseling aspect of it. Those can be attained thru the courts.

  4. gorilladunk says: Sep 6, 2013 3:33 PM

    @barbeaux….agreed, how much did the personal counseling and scripture reading do for Aaron Hernandez?

  5. imaduffer says: Sep 6, 2013 4:13 PM

    “two more years of community service as well as 40 hours of community service” is that like getting a life sentence plus 40 years?

  6. tigersgeaux says: Sep 6, 2013 4:21 PM

    Maybe if you were mentoring and counseling him, barbeaux, you would support it.

    what personal counseling and scripture reading did Aaron Hernandez receive? Did you administer that to him?

    Are you both among the same morons who said Hill violated his previous probation and yet the judge whose verdict counts, said he DID NOT violate his probation. I guess you can post anything on these blogs and be wrong and still post like you never did it. Your credibility stinks.

    Hope Hill does get solutions for his problems and you both get solutions to yours.

  7. pacific123ocean says: Sep 6, 2013 4:35 PM

    SEC > everybody else.

  8. parkcityute says: Sep 6, 2013 5:31 PM

    The PAC (my conference) football fans think we are better than everybody else, but the SEC proves they are year after year after year….

  9. jessejames182 says: Sep 7, 2013 2:06 AM

    It’s funny because LSU fans are defending Hill like us Aggies are defending Manziel. Except Hill sexually assaulted a 14 year old and got charged with assault two years later, and Johnny never got charged with taking for money for autographs, did get in a bar fight, and taunted the other team. Johnny needs to grow up.

  10. gorilladunk says: Sep 7, 2013 8:24 AM

    @tigersgeaux…nothing like the lickfest between a player and the fanbase. What Hill did (attack someone and then laugh about it) was disgusting. People like that have no business being provided a free education, food and all the extras that come with being a football player at a major university. You can make excuses all you want for him, point out all the legal loopholes he managed to jump through, but his record indicates he a grade one punk who is nothing more than a thug. And he’s surrounded by thousands of enablers like you. I bet your attitude might change if YOU were on the wrong end of one of his violent outbursts.

  11. totallysirius says: Sep 7, 2013 12:18 PM

    Multiple arrests and convictions and he only got suspended for 1 game?

    That’ll teach him!

    Meyer suspended his star running back for three games even after charges were dropped.

    Kinda puts things in perspective doesn’t it?

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