Suspended LSU player pleads guilty
Suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill has pleaded guilty to simple battery in connection with an April bar fight in which video captured Hill punching another man in the side of the head, The Associated Press reports. Hill entered the plea Friday in state district court in Baton Rouge. He will not have to go to jail for the fight, but he faces the possible revocation of the probation he was granted following a January 2012 guilty plea to a misdemeanor stemming from his sexual relationship with a then-14-year-old girl at his high school. District Attorney Hillar Moore says it will be up to a judge to decide whether Hill should serve the suspended six-month sentence in that earlier case. Prosecutors say the victim in the fight, an LSU student, requested that Hill and a co-defendant, Robert Bayardo, share his $750 in medical expenses, not have any contact with him or his family, and not comment publicly about the incident. District Judge Michael Erwin accepted those terms, handing Hill a six-month suspended sentence and two years of probation, which now overlaps with his previous six-month suspended sentence and initial two years of probation, due to expire in January. A hearing would likely be set for August. LSU head football coach Les Miles, who suspended Hill after the bar fight, was not immediately available for comment.
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