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Jeremy Hill pleads guilty to simple battery charges

Jeremy Hill pleads guilty to simple battery charges

Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill pleaded guilty this morning to charges of simple battery connected to a fight outside a bar this past April.

Judge Mike Irwin sentenced Hill to two years supervised probation, fined him $375 for the victim's medical bills, and ordered him to write a letter of apology. Hill must also serve 50 hours of community service and attend anger management classes, as well as abstain from using any social media or making comments to the press, and keep the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew put in place after his arrest.

Hill was on probation at the time of the fight after pleading guilty in 2012 to a charge of sexual oral battery. Prosecutors said they plan to file a motion this afternoon to revoke that probation.

A second person, Robert Bayardo, still faces second-degree battery charges in connection with the fight on April 20.

Today, Judge Irwin compared Hill to Cecil "The Diesel" Collins, who was at the same courthouse Thursday for a hearing over a '98 burglary conviction. Irwin told Hill he had the chance to be as good as Collins at LSU, but he was currently "going down the wrong road."

According to court documents, the 20-year-old victim told investigators Hill attacked him and surveillance video showed both Hill and Bayardo hitting the victim, knocking him unconscious.

LSU head football coach Les Miles suspended Hill from the team following the fight. The university said Miles would revisit the matter after Hill's legal issues were settled.

Story and video courtesy of WBRZ News 2

 

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