LSU RB Jeremy Hill’s future with Tigers remains uncertain following suspension

LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) dives into the endzone for a touchdown past South Carolina Gamecocks safety D.J. Swearinger (36) during the third quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill (33) remains suspended indefinitely after (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

LSU coach Les Miles was forced to enter the 2012 season without his best defensive player after kicking Tyrann Mathieu of the team. Recent reports indicate he will not have to play out his entire 2013 season with one of his best offensive players watching from home.

As just a true freshman in 2012, Jeremy Hill led the team with 755 and 12 touchdowns. He was expected to put up even bigger numbers with a full offseason. However, he was instead suspended indefinitely after he was arrested on charges on simple battery following a bar fight in late April.

If this there is good news for Tigers fans, again, it is that Hill most likely will not be kicked off the team like Mathieu was.

But he may wind up having to sit out at least LSU’s marquee, nationally-televised season opener against TCU.

“As for Hill, I’ve been hearing that there will likely be a suspension, though not necessarily a long-term suspension,” Gary Laney of wrote. “But there has been nothing official.”

If Hill is going to be missing time – whether it be one game, several, the entire year or even more – LSU has a stable of elite rushers to step into his shoes.

In fact, that only reason Hill was afforded the opportunity to start a year ago was because Alfred Blue went down with a torn ACL. Blue is back and at full speed, and junior Kenny Hilliard should also be more than ready to go.

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