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LSU Football: RB Jeremy Hill Reportedly Arrested on Battery Charge

Randy ChambersAnalyst IApril 27, 2013

 

 

Update: Tuesday, April 30, 4:10 p.m. ET

According to Jim Kleinpeter of The Times-Picayune, there is video of Hill punching a victim from behind and then celebrating when an unidentified man knocked the alleged victim out. 

The victim, Connor Baldridge, told Baton Rouge Police officer Clifford Crouch he was struck in the head two or three times and remembers waking up on the ground after Crouch arrived on the scene at approximately 2:13 a.m., according to the report.

Crouch watched a video provided by witness Casey Franz, who recorded the incident on his cell phone. In the report, Crouch says the video clearly shows Baldridge get up off the ground and walk away from the two suspects. Hill then punched Baldridge behind the left ear and Baldridge was then punched again by the second suspect, Crouch said in the report.

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Update: Monday, April 29, 2:13 p.m. ET

Hill has been suspended from the team until this legal issue continues to play itself out, according to LSU Sports (h/t College Football Talk.)

According to the report, head coach Les Miles will not comment on this incident any further until the situation is resolved.

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Update: Saturday, April 27, 4:12 p.m. ET

As details are slowly being released, things aren't looking good for the LSU running back. According to Matthew Harris of The Advocate, Hill did some pretty good damage to his alleged victim.

According to a BRPD probable cause document, #LSU RB Jeremy Hill struck the male victim so many times the man lost consciousness.

— Matthew Harris (@MHarrisAdvocate) April 27, 2013

What makes things worse is that there may be video of this incident, according to Harris.

The affadavit also reported that there is video of #LSU RB Jeremy Hill "striking the victim."

— Matthew Harris (@MHarrisAdvocate) April 27, 2013

With the story unraveling, things don't seem to be getting any better for Hill.

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According to WAFB, LSU running back Jeremy Hill has been arrested on a battery charge.

Jacques Doucet of WAFB has confirmed the report, via his Twitter account:

BRPD confirms LSU RB Jeremy Hill arrested on battery charges. #LSUroar

— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) April 27, 2013

This is not the right way to finish up the offseason.

According to Glenn Guilbeau of USA Today , this incident actually took place near the LSU campus.

ANOTHER LSU ARREST: Tailback Jeremy Hill has been arrested after an incident at a bar near the LSU campus Friday night,

— Glenn Guilbeau (@LSUBeatTweet) April 27, 2013

Hill was a breath of fresh air last season for the Tigers, rushing for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman. Leading the team in all major statistical categories, he headed into the upcoming season as the front-runner for the starting role. He averaged a little more than five yards a carry and put up those impressive numbers all while missing three games.

With the team extremely young and searching for bright spots it can count on, Hill was a rising player who was quickly becoming a superstar within the SEC.

Unfortunately for Hill, this is not the first time the young runner has landed himself in hot water. He was arrested back in 2011 for oral sexual battery, which he later pled guilty to a lesser charge and received two years' probation.

Hopefully this incident isn't as serious as it sounds and the young man can get back on the football field in no time.

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