LSU RB Jeremy Hill’s bar fight arrest adds to past legal troubles

LSU’s star running back Jeremy Hill is facing more legal trouble after his arrest early Saturday morning. Hill was arrested and charged with simple battery in connection with an off-campus fight in a bar parking lot.

Also according to The Advocate, the affidavit says an officer was shown the video via mobile phone, “which clearly shows the defendant (Hill) striking the victim”.

Hill left before officers arrived, but he was later booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish prison and released on $500 bond around 11 AM.

Les Miles has yet to issue a statement because he’s been at the NFL Draft in New York, and LSU is still gathering information about the arrest and wants to speak with Hill first.

This isn’t the first time Hill has been in legal trouble. He’s already serving a two-year supervised probation sentence after pleading guilty to engaging in a sexual act with a 14-year-old in high school. Hill and another high school student plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

It could mean trouble for Hill if he is found guilty, because Hill’s probation conditions provide that he “refrain from all criminal conduct”.

Hill was one of LSU’s brightest starts last year on offense. He became the workhorse down the stretch Les Miles and the offense could rely on, rushing for a team-high 142 times for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. Specifically talking returners, Hill is in the same category as both TJ Yeldon and Todd Gurley.

Depending on the outcome of Hill’s arrest, LSU has returners Kenny Hilliard and Alfred Blue, who is returning from a knee injury. Also, Terrence Magee had a strong spring. So, LSU has options in the backfield, but Jeremy Hill is the budding star of all four.

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