Posted July 12, 2013

LSU RB Jeremy Hill pleads guilty to battery; sucker punch video released

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Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill pled guilty to a battery charge. Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill pled guilty to a battery charge. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

LSU sophomore running back Jeremy Hill pled guilty on Friday to simple battery, receiving a six-month suspended jail sentence, reports WBRZ, a Baton Rouge, La. television station.

Hill was suspended indefinitely from the football team in April after he was accused of punching a man at a Baton Rouge bar and knocking him unconscious. Hill was already on probation at the time of the fight after pleading guilty in 2012 to a charge of sexual oral battery.

Hill was formally charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor, earlier this week. He was sentenced to two years of probation, 50 hours of community service, must pay $375, which is half of the victim’s medical bills and write a letter of apology.

Hill led LSU in rushing with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns in his freshman season.

The report states Hill also received a six-month suspended jail sentence and has to give weekly updates to a probation officer. Hill was also ordered to not make any comments to the press or on social media.

Video of the punch can be seen below:


26 comments
T.D.
T.D.

Lawrence Phillips the 2nd!

Howdy Doody
Howdy Doody

Was that guys civil rights violated?

JBennings
JBennings

That should be an attempted murder charge... hitting someone in the back of the head is extremely dangerous and should definitely coincide with 1-5 years in prison, not some bs slap on the wrist.

pack fan
pack fan

I hope the same thing happens to him, except they use a baseball bat, what a shameless coward, the way he and his friends celebrated afterwards, his apology sounded pretty empty, like most in that situation, the only thing he's sorry about is that he got caught. I hope LSU doesn't give him another chance, but the way most big schools are win at all cost mentality, I would be shocked if they do get rid of that POS.

balk66
balk66

Hope his career is permanently ruined with stupid, childish, and moronic acts such as this

dgruginski
dgruginski

Isn't this a violation of his previous probation?  Shouldn't he be serving some sort of sentence now?

jimmynealpool
jimmynealpool

His punishment should be stepping into the octagon with someone who doesn't have his back turned. I would pay $60 to see that. 


Cool
Cool

I am afraid to f art in public from fear of being recorded on someones phone... so I really don't understand why people would sucker punch someone in public.  My only thought is that he is really, really and I might add, really stupid individual.

beaner
beaner

And he was wearing his LSU shirt at the time...great representative and pr for the university and program.Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me (Miles and/or LSU).

Tide
Tide

The guy just gets up off the ground, gets hit again and and Hill comes up from behind him and hits him in the back of the head.  What a chickenschit.  Should never be allowed to college football gain.

Rob14
Rob14

Not only is he a pu**y for sucker punching the guy, but he also hits like a little girl.  He does not ever deserve to attend a major University for free- he should be forced to pay full tuition and all scholarships should be revoked- and he should never play another down for LSU or any NCAA University.  Let him toil in DIII or whatever.  Get this POS away from society.

omahasandman
omahasandman

A thug and a coward, hitting someone from behind and then walking off...As punishment, they should force him to wear that hideous shirt every day.  Secondary punishment includes a cameo on bully beat down, where he can publicly get the punishment he deserves...

Magic Man
Magic Man

Gotta love cowards that sucker punch people.

JC121
JC121

N word being N word.

6marK6
6marK6

A minor on probation, at a bar, assaults someone, and is given probation, again. When this piece of **** ends up killing somebody down the road, you can say, I remember him back when. Kind of like some people can say about Aaron Hernandez. And we all know that LSU won't do anything but suspend him from a half against Southeast Louisiana State. 

Robert121
Robert121

He's little more than a punk and punks don't last very long

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

But his coach bears no responsibility whatsoever for recruiting this guy or putting up with him.  Because he just suddenly, overnight got this way when he got to college. /sarc off/



IndependentsDay
IndependentsDay

NCAA should send a strong message, and I'm sure they will ... no suspension because we like the SEC.  It's not like he used campus water to wash his car or anything.

JBennings
JBennings

Apologies, Robert Bayardo was the one who hit the person in the back of the head knocking him unconscious.  Seems Hill's punishment is right, but the other assailant should definitely be locked up.

14thforsaken
14thforsaken

@6marK6 He has been suspended from the team as soon as Miles found out and has yet to be reinstated.  You may not like Miles but at least he'll actually discipline his players instead of having them pickup trash like Paterno used to do or sweeping it under the rug like Meyer.

6marK6
6marK6

@14thforsaken @6marK6 We will see, You say he is suspended from the team? It is July and practices have not even started. What is he suspended from?

6marK6
6marK6

@14thforsaken @6marK6 How many drug tests did Honey Badger fail before he was kicked off? Save your "homer" nonsense.

dgruginski
dgruginski

Dude, suspending a guy from practice and team activities is basically giving him a vacation.  When the games starts we'll see what kind of suspension he gets.  Supposedly bad@ss football player can't fight fair?  Is Miles trying to catch up to Urban with the win at all costs attitude?

14thforsaken
14thforsaken

@6marK6 @14thforsaken He was suspended as soon as it happened and has yet to be reinstated.  That means he can't work with the team, practice etc.  It also means that it is yet to be determined if he will even be allowed back on the team.  Miles took action as soon as it happened, that certainly isn't just suspending him for half a game against Southeast Louisiana State.  Miles does kick players off of the team, even starters, unlike may other coaches.  Actually find out how the guy has been disciplined before spouting off that he hasn't; otherwise you look foolish.


Trying to make him out as the next A. Hernandez is a reach and he already has been punished more than Hernandez ever was.