In addition to an already-imposed suspension from the LSU football program, running back Jeremy Hill has officially come into contact with the law via a plea bargain.
On Friday, Hill received two years of probation in addition to a 6-month suspended sentence for battery stemming from a bar fight in late April. In order to receive the deal, Hill admitted to punching the man (what he had been suspected of), and he entered a guilty plea to a battery charge that is a misdemeanor crime.
On the field for LSU, the loss of Hill could be significant as he starred as a Freshman in Baton Rouge. He ran for 755 yards and a staggering 12 touchdowns on the year despite not hitting the field in a major way until injuries paved the way for him.
Hill is reportedly still enrolled at the university, so the door remains open for a return in the future, but as of now, there is no defined timetable to see him on the field for the Tigers. There will be a hearing in August concerning any future legal punishment, and until that hearing takes place, it is highly unlikely to that Hill would be reinstated to the program.
With SEC Media Days on the horizon and the calendar headed for August, all eyes in Louisiana are on the football program but for now, they are without a big-time running back.