Baton Rouge police continued its search Thursday for the man shown in a cellphone video knocking a 20-year-old man unconscious early Saturday at Reggie’s Bar after LSU running back Jeremy Hill punched the victim, who was walking away.
Baton Rouge police spokesman Lt. Don Kelly said in an email Thursday that police are making progress identifying the man.
“While we cannot yet rule out a connection to the LSU athletic department, based on the information we have at this time, there does not appear to be one,” Kelly said.
Hill’s attorney, Marci Blaize, did not return calls Thursday night.
LSU football coach Les Miles suspended Hill indefinitely Monday.
The video shows Hill and the other man “giving each other high fives and flaunting in front of” the victim after the man fell to the ground.
Blaize said Monday that “numerous individuals” made derogatory comments to Hill the night of the fight, but she declined to say whether the victim made the comments or what was said.
Hill was booked into Parish Prison on one count of simple battery, a misdemeanor, and was later released on bail.
Hill pleaded guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile after he and another student engaged in a sexual act with a 14-year-old girl in the Redemptorist High School’s locker room. He was sentenced to six months of suspended jail time, and a condition of his probation was that he “refrain from all criminal conduct,” court records show.
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