Quantcast

LSU's Hill pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

LSU's Hill pleads guilty to misdemeanor battery

In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) rushes past Mississippi defensive back Trae Elston (7) on a 27-yard touchdown carry during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) In this Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, LSU running back Jeremy Hill (33) rushes past Mississippi defensive back Trae Elston (7) on a 27-yard touchdown carry during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill has pleaded guilty to simple battery in connection with a bar fight in April in which video captured Hill punching another man in the side of the head.
    
Hill entered the plea Friday in state district court in Baton Rouge. He will not have to go to jail for the fight, but his future remains in question. He faces the possible revocation of the probation he was granted following a January 2012 guilty plea to a misdemeanor stemming from his sexual relationship with a then-14-year-old girl at his high school.
    
District Attorney Hillar Moore said it will be up to a judge to decide whether Hill should serve the suspended six-month sentence in that earlier case.
    
A hearing would likely be set for August. Coach Les Miles, who suspended Hill after the bar fight, was not immediately available for comment.
    
Hill did not comment after his arraignment. When asked by state District Judge Michael Erwin if he understood the plea his attorney, Marci Blaize, had entered on his behalf, Hill said he did, and added, I apologize.
    
Prosecutors said the victim, an LSU student, did not ask for jail time. He requested only  that Hill and a co-defendant in the fight, Robert Bayardo, share his $750 in medical expenses, not have any contact with him or his family and not comment publicly about the incident in any forum.
    
The judge accepted those terms, handing Hill a sixth-month suspended sentence and two years of probation, which now overlaps with his previous sixth month suspended sentence and initial two years of probation, which is due to expire in January.
    
Holding his thumb and forefinger close together, the judge told Hill he was "this close" to ruining a promising football career. The judge reminded Hill of the fate of Cecil Collins, who he called one of the "greatest" and "dumbest" LSU running backs of all time. Collins' once-promising career was ruined by constant trouble with the law and years of prison time.
    
In May, state District Judge Bonnie Jackson placed more restrictive conditions on Hills' probation, including a 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew and a ban from bars. Erwin said those conditions will remain but that he will give Hill the flexibility to stay out later than 9 p.m. when his football schedule demands it, should he be reinstated.
    
The judge also ordered Hill to undergo anger management counseling and perform 50 hours of community service.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • College FootballMore>>

  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:20:43 GMT
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should...
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:48 GMT
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
  • Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:20 GMT
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.
  • FootballMore>>

  • Jets eliminating paper season tickets

    Jets eliminating paper season tickets

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:20:50 GMT
    The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders, while offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
    The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly.
  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:20:43 GMT
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should...
    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!"
  • Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

    Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:33 GMT
    The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
    The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
AUG 30 8:00pm CDT Wisconsin
SEP 6 6:30pm CDT Sam Houston
SEP 13 TBD UL Monroe
SEP 20 TBA Mississippi St.
SEP 27 TBA New Mexico St.
OCT 4 TBA at Auburn
OCT 11 TBA at Florida
OCT 18 TBA Kentucky
OCT 25 TBA Ole Miss
NOV 8 TBA Alabama
NOV 15 TBA at Arkansas
NOV 27 TBA at Texas A&M
  • SportsMore>>

  • Saints ready to march in to West Virginia

    Saints ready to march in to West Virginia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:16:24 GMT
    On Wednesday a charter flight will leave New Orleans for the mountains of West Virginia where the Saints will be holding the first three weeks of training camp at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort.
    On Wednesday a charter flight will leave New Orleans for the mountains of West Virginia where the Saints will be holding the first three weeks of training camp at the beautiful Greenbrier Resort.
  • Strong hopes for Texas at Big 12 Media Day

    Strong hopes for Texas at Big 12 Media Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:34:58 GMT
    Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game.
    Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game.
  • Carter Toms hoping for better finish than start at Dad's tournament

    Carter Toms hoping for better finish than start at Dad's tournament

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:19:15 GMT
    David Toms and his foundation are hosting the American Junior Golf Association tournament at Southern Trace this week. 
    David Toms and his foundation are hosting the American Junior Golf Association tournament at Southern Trace this week. 
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File