LSU's Leading Rusher Suspended

Published on 9-Jul-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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LSU's Leading Rusher Suspended

LSU head football coach Les Miles announced Monday that leading rusher Jeremy Hill was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Hill,  who is 20, was arrested early Saturday by Baton Rouge police and jailed on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery after an incident at a bar near the LSU campus. He was released on $500 bond later that day.

Miles, through school officials, said he is going to let this play out in the legal system first before he makes any more comments. Meaning, he's not kicking Hill off the team unless he goes to jail.

This is not Hill's first incident. In January 2011, he got lifted for carnal knowledge of a juvenile at Redemptorist High in Baton Rouge. In order for Hill to have violated his probation as a result of the incident, he must first be arrested and then convicted. 

Nice deal, huh? 

So, unless Hill is convicted of this latest charge, he can still play football.

And really, in Baton Rouge, that's what really matters. Just ask Tyrann Mathieu, Jordan Jefferson ... oh, and Les Miles.