Hill's probation continued, allowed to play football
BATON ROUGE - A judge continued the probation and curfew for suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill today after a hearing in Baton Rouge, but allowed him to play football if head coach Les Miles permits.
Judge Bonnie Jackson gave Hill an additional 40 hours of community service and ordered him to refrain from any criminal conduct while under the probation. She also kept in place the 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. curfew imposed by Judge Mike Erwin, with allowances to take part in football-related activities.
Hill, who was LSU's top rusher last season, was caught on video punching a man outside a bar last spring. Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery - a violation of his probation from an earlier misdemeanor.
The DA's office said they were caught off-guard by today's hearing, which was moved up from its originally scheduled date of Aug. 16, and that they wanted Hill's probation revoked. His attorney had no comment after the decision.
Hill's fate at LSU is now up to coach Les Miles, whose team starts practice on Monday.