A Baton Rouge judge on Tuesday added new conditions to the probation of suspended LSU running back Jeremy Hill, including a curfew between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. and a requirement that he avoid bars.
19th Judicial District Judge Bonnie Jackson also ordered Hill to undergo a substance abuse evaluation and follow any recommended treatment, Assistant District Attorney Sue Bernie said.
Hill, 20, was booked April 27 with simple battery after a bar fight in the parking lot of Reggie’s Bar on Bob Pettit Drive in Baton Rouge. He had already been on probation at the time of the fight after pleading guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
A condition of his probation had been that Hill refrain from any criminal activity. Bernie said Tuesday that prosecutors likely will file a motion in the coming weeks asking Jackson to revoke Hill’s probation.
“At this point in time, that appears to be appropriate,” Bernie said, “but I’m still gathering all the information.”
Hill could face up to six months behind bars if his probation is revoked. Bernie said she could not yet predict whether prosecutors will push for Hill to serve jail time.
“I’m looking at everything,” the prosecutor said.
Hill’s curfew is set to last until the end of his probation in January, Bernie said.
Hill’s defense attorney, Marci Blaize, said the new conditions of Hill’s probation “are certainly reasonable.”
Tuesday’s hearing lasted only about five minutes, Bernie said. Hill is scheduled to return to court Aug. 16 for a review.
“If there’s a motion to revoke his probation, that could possibly be done prior to that time,” Bernie said.
The implications for Hill’s future with LSU remain unclear.
On April 29, Tigers coach Les Miles suspended the running back indefinitely from all team activities, and in a statement said the program would not comment further until a resolution was reached in the sophomore’s latest case. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette reiterated that message Tuesday.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and see how it plays out,” Bonnette said.
Yet the new stipulations on Hill’s probation pose a potential problem. For example, Hill’s curfew, which runs until January, doesn’t include exceptions for some football-related activities such as night games or travel, Bernie said.
“I spoke with Les and he will not comment any further than what he has already said,” Bonnette said. “He (Hill) remains indefinitely suspended from team-related activities.”
Advocate sportswriter Matthew Harris contributed to this report.