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Hill avoids mountain of trouble

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LSU running back Jeremy Hill went before a judge on Monday for a probation hearing that was moved up from its originally scheduled date of August 16th.  Hill, who pleaded guilty to simple battery last month for a sucker punch he threw outside a bar in April which hospitalized another LSU student avoided six months of jail time when his probation from a previous guilty plea was continued with an extra 40 hours of community service added.

Hill appeared before reporters to issue a statement, but did not take questions.  He apologized to his teammates and the school, but did not apologize to the student he put in the hospital.  Head coach Les Miles said he considered not allowing Hill to return, but put it to a vote of the entire team, which he says voted unanimously to allow Hill to return.  Miles said there will be additional punishment, but it will be handled internally.  The coach added that Hill was not in playing shape and had a lot of work to do if he's going to make it back on the field.

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