LSU running back Jeremy Hill arrested for battery

LSU running back Jeremy Hill arrested for battery
Mug shot provided by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 1:03pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:38am

LSU running back Jeremy Hill was arrested last night for an incident at a local bar.

The Baton Rouge Police Department has confirmed to NBC33 News that Hill, 20, was arrested in the early morning on Saturday, April 27. Police were called to the scene of a disturbance at Reggie's Bar in Tigerland shortly after 2:00 a.m.

Officials say the entire incident was caught on video by a witness at the scene. We’re told Hill is clearly seen striking a 20-year-old man in the head with his fist. They say a second suspect is also shown striking the victim with his fist, which caused the victim to become unconscious.

By the time officers arrived on scene, Hill and the second suspect were no longer at the bar. They then located Hill and placed him under arrest. He was charged with Simple Battery.

The second suspect is unknown at this time.

EMS confirmed to NBC33 News that they were not dispatched to the scene for assistance.

We spoke to representatives with LSU and they say that have no comment at this time. Coach Les Miles is currently in New York for the NFL draft, but he has been made aware of the situation.

Hill is currently a sophomore at LSU and is a Baton Rouge-native. He has entered the 2013 season “as one of the best players at his position in college football.”

The former Redemptorist High School star led the Tigers in rushing in 2012. He finished the year with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns on 142 carries.

Hill was also arrested on January 12, 2011. He was originally charged with oral sexual battery but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.



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