LSU running back Jeremy Hill was arrested for simple battery when he participated in a bar fight in April. Hill was already on probation, so this arrest was a violation of that probation. LSU head coach Les Miles announced Hill was suspended indefinitely, but eventually let the team decide Hill’s fate. The Tigers voted Hill back on the team and his suspension was supposedly lifted.
However, he did not play in LSU’s season opening 37-27 victory over then 20th ranked TCU Saturday night. Instead, Alfred Blue and Terrance Magee carried the load. The pair combined for 185 yards and two touchdowns.
Miles still hasn’t cleared things up in regard to Hill’s return.
“I will tell you that as he figures in or not really is kind of how the week unfolds,” Miles told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “We look forward to playing him just as soon as he’s ready.”
Hill was LSU’s leading rusher last season, going for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns.
“We’ll put him on the field, I guess I should say, when we’re ready,” said Miles. “I think he’s coming. I think his time is in front of us.”
The Tigers will host UAB and Kent State over the next two weeks before starting conference play against Auburn September 21. Their next real test will come on September 28 when they travel to Georgia.