In the middle of a lengthy opening statement that included a great deal of “How I spent my summer” talk as well as a mention of just about every single player on his team, Les Miles finally brought up the Jeremy Hill situation. According to the coach, LSU’s leading returning rusher remains indefinitely suspended following an arrest and guilty plea tied to some nasty blindside punches to a young man outside a Baton Rouge bar.
Miles said that Hill remains on suspension while the legal situation plays out. For now, Hill “has been separated from the team.” Hill was on probation for another crime and could face jail time.
UPDATE – Asked if he’s had conversations with Hill, Miles said that they have had contact “on a routing basis,” but that Hill has not been allowed in the football complex and he has not worked out with his teammates. “There’s an ongoing process that’s going to be fulfilled and we’re gonna sit on the perimeter and watch.”
In other words, if Hill gets jail time, he’ll be gone. If he avoids jail time, LSU will likely ignore his two previous arrests and welcome him back to the football squad.