Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A relatively unknown Texas A&M quarterback — one who is fighting for the starting position — was arrested outside of a bar.
No, we’re not reliving the day Johnny Manziel and his shirtless mugshot came into our lives. Instead, we’re introducing you to Kenny Hill, a 19-year-old sophomore, who was arrested on the charge of public intoxication outside of a bar early Friday.
According to the Bryant-College Station Eagle, Hill was found passed out in a planter full of rocks and plants when police found him around 3 a.m. Police asked Hill the name of the current president and he answered, "Bush." He later told officers his name was "Kennedy." Hill was arrested, posted bail and was released. Public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor that carries a $445 fine.
While the Manziel and Hill arrests were different — Manziel was arrested for fighting and providing a fake ID to police — it’s a little funny that history is sort of repeating itself.
Unlike Manziel at the time, Hill does have some playing experience. He got in games against SMU, Vanderbilt, UTEP and Sam Houston State. He threw a 14-yard touchdown pass against the Bearkats.
Although Texas A&M hasn’t announced anything, it likely will stick to its script and suspend Hill, which is unfortunate since he is on the tail end of spring football. We’ll see if he participates in the spring game on April 5. Hill was considered the favorite to win the starting quarterback job, but he’s opened the door for true freshman Kyle Allen and senior Matt Joeckel.
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