Currently suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team, running back Jeremy Hill was formally charged with simple battery on Monday by East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s office in connection with an April 27 bar fight. District Attorney Hillar Moore told NOLA.com that Hill will face an arraignment hearing on Friday.
The status of Hill has been up in the air since his arrest in late April. Tigers coach Les Miles, as mentioned earlier, suspended Hill indefinitely, citing a willingness to allow the legal process to play out before either allowing Hill back on the team or dismissing the young star outright.
Hill and Robert Bayardo were both arrested at roughly 3:50 in the morning after getting into a fight outside of Reggie’s bar just after 2:00 a.m.
The arrest violated the terms of Hill’s probation from a 2012 plea deal in which the running back pleaded guilty to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
He has already had the terms of his parole altered to include a nightly 9 p.m. curfew, but that was before formal charges were levied. Now that the charge of simple battery has been made official, Hill will soon find out what his legal punishment will be.
Miles and all of Tiger Nation will also learn whether the team’s leading rusher from 2012 (755 yards and 12 touchdowns as a true freshman) will be returning to the team, or not.