Baton Rouge police arrested LSU running back Jeremy Hill early Saturday morning. The charge is simple battery after an incident at an off-campus bar near LSU.
The 20-year old male victim told police he lost consciousness after being struck in the head numerous times. A video camera reportedly caught Hill and a second unidentified man striking the victim. Hill was arrested and released after posting a $500 bond. Police are still searching for the second suspect.
This is not Hill’s first brush with authorities. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge involving a 2010 incident with a 14-year old girl and could be in violation of his probation stemming from that arrest.
Hill was LSU’s leading rusher last season with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns on 142 carries.
This is the second arrest involving the LSU program in the last few days. Former defensive back Tharold Simon was arrested Thursday in his hometown on charges that involved public intimidation of a police officer. Simon was drafted in the fifth round Saturday by Seattle.