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Press Box: LSU RB Hill arrested for battery, 2 arrested in NASCAR assault

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LSU running back Jeremy Hill was arrested for simple battery Saturday morning stemming from an incident outside a bar in Baton Rouge, La. Hill, 20, was booked at 6:30 a.m. and was released later in the morning after posting a $500 bond, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

The victim told police he was struck in the head several times and fell unconscious. Police were shown video of the incident, clearly showing Hill striking the victim, according to the affidavit. Police found Hill at a nearby apartment building where he was living and arrested him.

Police are also searching for another person who might have been involved in the incident. If Hill is convicted of the misdemeanor, it would violate his probation. He pled guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in 2011. LSU coach Les Miles was not available for comment because he was in New York for the NFL draft. Hill led the Tigers with 755 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns last year as a freshman.


Two Richard Childress Racing crew members were arrested Friday night on misdemeanor assault charges at Richmond International Raceway, USA Today reported. Michael A. Scearce, 50, and Thomas F. Costello, 35, were taken into custody after a post-race altercation incident resumed in the driver/owner motorhome lot about 11:15 p.m. One of the two male victims was injured in the assault, according to police.

Scearce and Costello are both part of RCR's No. 2 team. Brian Scott, driver of the No. 2 car, was kicked in the groin by driver Nelson Piquet Jr. after the Nationwide Series race. The crews also brawled on pit road. Scearce, listed on the team's website as a mechanic, was charged on two counts of assault. Costello, an interior specialist, was charged with one count of assault. They were released Saturday morning, according to Henrico County (Va.) police. A court date has not yet been determined.


The Nashville Predators announced Saturday that they recalled forwards Daniel Bang and Kevin Henderson from Milwaukee of the AHL for their final regular season game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bang has played in Nashville's last seven games and has two assists. He has nine goals and 13 assists in 53 games for the Admirals. Henderson has one goal in three games for the Predators this season. He has 17 goals and 12 assists in 67 games with Milwaukee.

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