Hill rejoins LSU football team

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Jeremy HillRunning back Jeremy Hill is back on the LSU football team.

Hours after Hill was given additional probation and community service hours, he was voted back on the football team and practiced this afternoon.

Head coach Les Miles said the team voted Hill back, and said it was “unanimous.”

Earlier in the day, Hill was given a second two year probation after pleading guilty to simple battery after a fight outside a bar in April. Police say video shows Hill striking a man in the parking lot.

Hill made a brief statement, but did not answer questions.

“I would like to apologize. I made a poor choice in judgment. I have learned from that mistake,” said Hill. “Moving forward I will continue to be a better person, a better teammate, and I will be a role model for the kids in the community.”

Miles would not say if Hill would be suspended for games. He would only say that HIll’s punishment will be “internal and comprehensive.”

“The guy is a good person, a good college student, a guy that has not had constant bad behavior,” said Miles.

Hill was LSU’s leading rusher in 2012. He ran for 755 yards, averaged 5.3 yards per carry, and scored 12 touchdowns.