Jeremy Hill, a sophomore running back for the LSU Tigers, who was suspended from the team earlier this summer for getting into a fight at a local bar has now been reinstated on the LSU football team as reported by The Advocate on August 7, 2013.
Hill pleaded guilty to the simple battery charge last month, but was waiting to see his punishment for violating his probation for an earlier crime that happened in 2012 as a senior in high school. Hill pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a minor. Hill was on probation for the earlier incident which was violated when he had a second run in with the law.
State District Judge Bonnie Jackson ordered Hill to serve 40 hours of community service at the Bishop Ott Center in Baton Rouge in addition to his previous 2 years of probation. Hill got the decision around 11:00 am on Monday followed by a strict lecture from Judge Jackson.
Les Miles, head coach of the Tigers held a press conference Monday afternoon to announce that Jeremy Hill had been reinstated on the football team and a formal apology from Hill to the LSU football team and the Baton Rouge community.
“I would like to apologize to my teammates and the community,” he said. “I made a poor choice. Since then I’ve learned from that mistake, and moving forward I’ll continue to be a better person, a better teammate and continue to be a role model for the kids in the community.”
Miles stated that Hill will have more punishment to come. Hill joined the football team for practice later Monday afternoon. There has been no announcement at this time from Miles stating if Hill will be suspended from any football games.