LSU’s bid to play for another national title just improved tremendously.
Yahoo Sports is reporting that star running back Jeremy Hill has been reinstated to the team, hours after a judge decided against sending Hill to jail for a probation violation.
Hill apologized to his coaches and teammates, and then waited to hear if LSU head coach Les Miles would accept him back.
”We waited for legal system to act,” coach Les Miles said after Monday afternoon’s practice. ”They’ve spoken very strongly toJeremy Hill. That being said, he’s free to do things that everybody would do in this community: Attend college, play college football.”
”He owes this school, this team, this community, his best behavior,” Miles said. ”We’re not certain about further punishment, but there will be some.”
Hill was suspended indefinitely after his arrest more than three months ago, but he was apologetic last night.
”I want to thank coach Miles and this university for giving me another chance,” he said. ”I made a poor choice in judgment. But since then I have learned from that mistake and moving forward I will continue to be a better person, continue to be a better teammate and continue to be a role model for the kids in the community.”
Hill rushed for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman last season.