On Monday, LSU running back Jeremy Hill’s sentencing for battery charges was announced. The judge ordered Hill to receive continued probation and ordered him to participate in 40 hours of community service.
LSU head coach Les Miles had suspended Hill indefinitely pending the outcome of the case. Miles confirmed on Monday afternoon that the star running back had officially been reinstated. In making the decision, Miles allowed the team to vote on whether or not Hill could return. Miles also mentioned that there will be further punishment in-house. Whether or not that means any game suspensions remains to be seen.
Hill is expected to be one of the top running backs in the SEC this upcoming season. He finished the 2012 campaign with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
Hill issued the following apology to LSU and the community.
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