Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - LSU running back Jeremy Hill is expected to
make his season debut when the No. 9 Tigers host UAB on Saturday, a source
told the Baton Rouge Advocate.
Hill, who led the Tigers with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns as a true
freshman last season, was suspended in the spring following an arrest for
simple battery on April 27. He was involved in an altercation outside a bar
near the university.
The 20-year-old was initially ruled to have violated the terms of a previous
probation involving a misdemeanor charge of carnal knowledge with a juvenille
in January of 2011. However, the Advocate reported that a state district judge
overturned that verdict on Aug. 5.
Hill sat out LSU's 37-27 victory over then-No. 20 TCU in Arlington last
Saturday. He is expected to back up Week 1 starter Alfred Blue at tailback
against the Blazers.
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