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LSU’s Jeremy Hill owning up to his past for NFL teams

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As NFL teams research draft prospects, they’re usually going to find everything.

But LSU running back Jeremy Hill is making some of the research easier.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Hill mailed a letter to all 32 teams in advance of the combine, outlining his arrest record and offering two pages of character references.

Hill was arrested twice at LSU, including a simple battery charge for punching a man in the head outside a bar. That one violated his probation from a previous guilty plea to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile in January 2012.

Hill was suspended for one game and a quarter of another for after the second arrest, but still led the Tigers with 1,401 yards last year.

While it’s not as if teams weren’t going to know about his past, owning the issue and being accountable will be viewed a positive sign for teams.

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16 Responses to “LSU’s Jeremy Hill owning up to his past for NFL teams”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Feb 21, 2014 3:47 PM

    Everyone makes mistakes but you just hope some can learn from them and grow.

  2. fdugrad says: Feb 21, 2014 3:49 PM

    “Carnal knowledge of a JUVENILE.” I give up, Exactly WHO stepped up to offer CHARACTER REFERENCES for THIS little faux pas?! You MUST be KIDDING! Sorry, there are SOME offenses that are not acceptable period..THIS is one of them.

  3. cjpackfan says: Feb 21, 2014 3:50 PM

    it either came from his attorney/agent or written in pencil

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 21, 2014 3:52 PM

    He’ll fit right in as a Dallas Cowboy..

  5. tjacks7 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:59 PM

    Good move on his part but it’s perplexing that he was suspended one game for the first arrest (simple assault) but only a quarter for a second arrest (carnal knowledge of a juvenile). That Les Miles sure runs a tight ship. Must have been playing a halfway decent opponent after the second arrest.

  6. schmitty2 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:10 PM

    Wow, props to this kid. He screwed up and hopefully taking responsibility.

  7. barrywhererufrom says: Feb 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    taking responsiblity means never doing it again..he itemized his offenses..talk is cheap hopefully he can walk the walk and really become a better person..the nfl is filled with player’s who had problems in their past and our sorry and they do something else. It really is sickening..

  8. ariani1985 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:21 PM

    Come to green bay, we play clown music at our practices!

  9. raiderufan says: Feb 21, 2014 4:24 PM

    You know…if the girl was 17 and he was 18….14!?!?!

  10. brocbado says: Feb 21, 2014 4:43 PM

    Well carnal knowledge was the first arrest which happened in high school. Only got arrested once at lsu.

  11. rohinaz says: Feb 21, 2014 4:49 PM

    tjacks, the carnal knowledge ordeal happened before he attented LSU, LSU changed thier scholoarship offer and Hill had to sit out an entire year. Thats it why he is a draft eligible sophmore.

  12. frojo112963 says: Feb 21, 2014 4:50 PM

    tjacks7 says: Feb 21, 2014 3:59 PM

    Good move on his part but it’s perplexing that he was suspended one game for the first arrest (simple assault) but only a quarter for a second arrest (carnal knowledge of a juvenile).

    The article is a little hard to read, but the misdemeanor carnal knowledge charge was the first arrest in which he received probation from the court. The suspension (1 game and a quarter of the next game) came after the 2nd arrest (simple battery) for violating his probation.

  13. doubleogator says: Feb 21, 2014 4:57 PM

    I grew up in the 60′s there would have been a whole lot of people arrested for carnal knowledge of a juvenile back then, 17 & 18 year olds with 15, 16 year old was quite common, and no one made a fuss over it.

  14. kd75 says: Feb 21, 2014 5:47 PM

    Who knew you could get arrested for buying a Van Halen album…?

    It wasn’t their best, but it was alright.

  15. barrywhererufrom says: Feb 22, 2014 8:29 AM

    Actually read a post here he only got arrested once at lsu..well how about not getting arrested period..and for the capper we have the hippie who posts no big deal about having sex with a minor we.all.did that back in the 60s..hope you didnt reproduce.and it makes.sense why our country is morally depraved..

  16. bigdinla says: Feb 22, 2014 9:56 AM

    This kid should be in jail. 18 yo forcing a 14 yo to give him and a friend blow jobs. Was originally charged with felony and they plea bargained to misdemeanor. Typical LA justice.

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