ESPN.com’s Joe Schad reports that LSU Tigers running back Jeremy Hill is suspended indefinitely following his arrest for battery over the weekend.
LSU RB Jeremy Hill indefinitely suspended after arrest for simple battery early Saturday morning
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 29, 2013
Hill was allegedly caught on a cell phone camera punching a man early Saturday morning at a Baton Rouge bar. He is currently serving probation for a prior misdemeanor.
LSU received negative attention when quarterback Jordan Jefferson was arrested in a similar incident before the 2011 season. Jefferson missed the first two months of his senior campaign, but was reinstated before the Tigers’ stretch run. Hill’s prior arrest and alleged parole violation should have profound impacts on his punishment.
Jeremy Hill emerged as LSU’s top rusher last season as a freshman, stepping in to replace the injured Alfred Blue. Hill rushed 142 times for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns. Blue returns in 2013 alongside junior Kenny Hilliard, who rushed out of the crowded LSU backfield for 464 yards and six touchdowns. Hilliard was a 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team selection.