Police: LSU RB Jeremy Hill celebrated after punching victim
Baton Rouge Police say a cell phone video shows LSU running back Jeremy Hill punching a man from behind. Then he allegedly celebrated with high fives when another suspect knocked the victim out.
LSU head coach Les Miles suspended the 20-year-old Hill indefinitely after he was arrested over the weekend following the bar fight. Hill was LSU’s leading rusher last season.
Hill hasn’t been formally charged and police are searching for the second suspect.
The victim, Connor Baldridge, told Baton Rouge Police officer Clifford Crouch that he was hit in the head two or three times, according to NOLA.com.
He remembers waking up on the ground after Crouch arrived on the scene around 2:15 a.m.
Hill denied involvement in the bar fight even after he saw the video.
“Obviously, Jeremy was there as the video indicates,” said Hill’s attorney Marci Blaize. “However, there is most likely more to the story than what is contained in a 30-second video.”
Hill posted $500 bond and was released from jail. He’s on probation after he pleaded guilty to having oral sex with a 14-year-old girl in a high school locker room in 2010.
Hill rushed for 752 yards and 12 touchdowns last season as a freshman.