Jeremy Hill learns his lesson.

Lots of heat generated yesterday on the Intertubes about Les Miles’ decision to reinstate Jeremy Hill.  On one level, I understand the outrage, but Miles hasn’t decided on Hill’s punishment yet, so for me, the jury is still out on that front.

But if you want a good place to direct some anger, I’ve got a suggestion on where to start.

Jackson noted that Hill had completed the conditions of his 2012 probation before he “sucker-punched” a man outside Reggie’s.

“That technically is a violation of probation,” she said.

The judge, who said she wanted to hear directly from Hill, then had a long back-and-forth exchange with the idled running back.

“There are a lot of people who want to speak on your behalf, but there are also a lot of people in the community who want to see you go to jail,” she said.

Jackson asked Hill why it is that some people “want to see you fail.”

“I made some mistakes in my life and they don’t think I deserve a second chance,” Hill replied.

The judge asked Hill if he has seen the cellphone video of himself punching a man in the side of the head outside Reggie’s.

“I just feel so terrible for what I did,” he answered. “I let my emotions get the most of me.”

Jackson suggested the video depicts a level of “arrogance” on Hill’s part because he is seen laughing after throwing the punch.

“To see you laughing about sucker-punching that young man, it struck people that, ‘I’m Jeremy Hill. I can do whatever I want. Ha ha ha.’ ”

The judge then proceeded to give him an additional penalty of 40 hours of community service and let him go with the proverbial “stern warning”.  Gee, I wonder where Hill got the impression he can do whatever he wants.

The good news is that he intends to “continue to be a role model for the kids in the community.”  His words.  Seriously.


Filed under Crime and Punishment

26 responses to “Jeremy Hill learns his lesson.

  1. DawgPhan

    white guy finger wag

  2. uglydawg

    It’s not llike he shot the guy….if he had, the judge would have thrown the book at him and given him a half day in jail and 80 hours of community service….I wonder if she wore a purple robe.

    • AthensHomerDawg

      One, two, three, four, five….oh I saw what you did there. I wonder if there is room on her shelf for another Broken Gavel award.

    • Ubiquitous Ga Alum

      The purple robe may be in the cleaners, but she did earn her J.D. from LSU in 1978 …

    • Always Someone Else's Fault

      Was given an LSU alumni lifetime achievement award or something to that effect last year. And with inspirational guidance to wayward youth as evidenced by her work with Mr. Hill, we can all see why.

  3. Ginny

    The thing that angered me is that Les Miles thought it was okay to “let the team decide” if Hill would be allowed back on the team. Total and complete cop-out on his part. Don’t blame me! This was a team decision! Can you imagine if Richt did that??

    • Like I said, I’ll wait until I see what kind of punishment Miles metes out before I pass judgment.

    • 69Dawg

      Les is a throw back coach. That’s the way the old coaches did it. I can remember Bobby Dodd and others that would let the team decide. The difference now is that the kids would never throw a teammate off the team. “There but for the grace of God go I” will stop that. The coaches then knew that and Les knows that It was a told cop out. At UGA the kid is out of school.

    • 69Dawg

      It was a total cop out for Les. He is old school and the old coaches used to use the team meeting to punish players. Les knew going in that the team would not kick Hill off. He may suspend him for the little Sister’s of the Poor but not for a real game. He and that stupid judge have just enabled his whole team to run wild. At UGA the kid is out of school football be damn.

  4. railroad2

    the next Aaron hernadez is

  5. Macallanlover

    Following Jordan Jefferson’s reinstatement in 2011 this move by Les places him clearly in the Urban class of weeny coaches who have low standards and integrity. It doesn’t matter what the degree pf punishment is, he is back on the team which clearly gives a green light to behavior that should not be tolerated by the institution. I have always liked LSU, my 2nd favorite CFB program, but I cannot wait until Miles is gone….and I didn’t feel that way until the Jefferson incident. This cements what Miles has become and further elevates my pride in the way Mark Richt represents UGA.

  6. Dare we say…Coach Mark Richt is the best Coach we have ever had at Georgia. May he live long and prosper.

  7. Dog in Fla

    “Ever been in a bar at some port-of-call when a Navy ship is in town? The Navy doesn’t suspend people from a tour of duty for throwing one punch in a bar fight, and sailors generally get in far more interesting bar fights than the one Hill was in. Somebody has to work fire control, or watch a radar screen, or perform the other jobs they need done on those ships.”

    So true! Who didn’t end up with floor show sea stories they’d like to forget whenever the 4th Fleet pulled into Baton Rouge?

    • AthensHomerDawg

      Hmmm…. that wasn’t Amateur Night. It wasn’t a bar fight. It was some clown sucker punching a civilian. Hardly fair. No one would high five that. He wouldn’t get to walk circle around the flag pole until he sobered up. If he would done that to one of your crew he wouldn’t be able to walk. imho.

    • uglydawg

      As a Navy vet, I can assure you the punishments handed down to sailors who are arrested while on shore leave is much, much, much harsher than community service……and the other sailors don’t get to vote if he gets back on the ship. That’s the most ridiculous apology for bad behavior I’ve ever read. The judge and Miles are doing this kid no favors by letting him off so easy…..

  8. Dawg72

    Slive needs to meet with all SEC coaches, AD’s and presidents and drop a hammer. We will have a UNIFORM and Consistant punishment guideline for criminal behavior . Whatever the justice system mets out ALL SEC schools student-atheletes will face like suspensions or dismissals according to a “code of conduct and consequences” BIBLE. No if’s, and or butts or even so much as an appeal. DONE!

  9. RocketDawg

    Whatever the “punishment” is I am absolutely sure that he will be in uniform and ready to go when we play them in September. Just like Chris “Time to Die B***h” Rainey found religion just in time for the WLOCP that year.

  10. SemperFiDawg

    Dressed out in judges chambers before leaving Courthouse.