LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill had an uncertain future with the team after being suspended indefinitely following an altercation outside of a bar earlier in the year. Hill entered a guilty plea for the misdemeanor simple battery charge and was given two additional years of probation, 50 hours of community service and had to keep a 9 p.m. curfew, but the curfew could be altered for football related activities.
That gave LSU head coach Les Miles a chance to reinstate Hill to the program and he did just that on Monday. In fact, the team’s leading rusher from a season ago practiced with the team this afternoon.
According to Miles, Hill’s teammates voted to have him back on the team and that is the only reason he was reinstated. Miles added that Hill will face “internal, comprehensive punishment,” but he would not go in to details. Hill’s playing time could be affected by the punishment.
Hill addressed the media following his reinstatement and was very thankful for another chance.
“I want to thank Coach Miles and this university for giving me another chance to play football,” Hill said. “I would like to apologize to my teammates and the community. I will continue to work to be a better person.”
Many believed that Miles would dismiss Hill from the program following the incident, but the team let the legal process play out and now he will be returning to the team.
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