LSU RB Jeremy Hill could still play this season
WAFB Channel 9 News of Baton Rouge reported that Hill presented himself in front of the District Court Judge Mike Erwin and apologized for his actions, in which video evidence shows him punching an unexpecting victim in the face. He then proceeded to take enjoyment in his action and celebrate with his peers.
"I watched Cecil Collins play football at LSU," Erwin said. "He was the best running back in the history of LSU. He was also the dumbest. You have a chance to be the greatest, but you're going down the wrong road."
Hill was suspended indefinitely by coach Les Miles following the allegations in April, and was formally charged with a misdemeanor earlier this week. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, and must pay $375 for the victim's medical bills and write a letter of apology.
In addition, Hill also received a six-month suspended jail sentence: He has to give weekly updates to a probation officer, is currently under a curfew, and was also told not make any comments to the press or on social media.
Last season, Hill helped the Tigers' ground attack with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns off 142 attempts (5.3 yards per carry). Before his arrest and after a strong spring session, he was the presumed starter over upperclassmen Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard.
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