LSU students want Jeremy Hill back on the team following actions at sentencing
POSTED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:44pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Friday morning in court, LSU running back, Jeremy Hill, pled guilty for hitting a man outside a Tigerland bar on April 27, 2013. Directly following sentencing, District Attorney Hillar Moore decided to release a video that shows what happened that night.
"I'll let the video speak for itself," Moore said. "No one asks about the other 300 simple batteries in Baton Rouge except this one."
Hill's position on the LSU football team makes him a public figure and a role model to some students.
"They have a job to represent the school and he didn't do a very good," Emily Vidirne, LSU student, said.
Hill quickly to pled guilty to simple battery in front of the judge, admitting he made a mistake. It was a move some students say is redeeming.
"I think he made the right decision by pleading guilty,” Steven Lejeune, LSU student, said.
Hill was sentenced to Probation for the next two years, 50 hours of community service and an anger management class, he can't talk to the media or post anything on any social websites about the case, the curfew that was in place before Friday's sentencing will stay in place, and finally, he has to write an apology to LSU and the victim and pay almost $400 in restitution.
"I think because he pleaded guilty that's the right thing to do his sentence is a little more lenient than it should be,” noted Vidirne.
Hill was suspended from the team following the announcement of his arrest. After today's sentencing, students believe he should be allowed back in purple and gold.
"He should be on the team. If Jordan Jefferson got on the team then certainly Jeremy Hill should still be on the team," stated Lejeune. "If he doesn't learn his lesson after that then he will never learn it."
Moore told NBC33 News that Hill could have easily gotten jail time, but even the victim in the case didn't want to see that happen.
"The victim didn't want to stand in the way of this mans future," stated Moore.
LSU said Les Miles got word of the decision but has not said whether Hill's suspension will remain.