Former Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Tyreek Hill pleaded guilty on Friday to punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend and received three years of probation, reports Kyle Fredrickson of NewsOK.com.
As part of his plea agreement for the domestic abuse charge, Hill will attend a 52-week batterer intervention course and will be under supervision for two years. He will not be a convicted felon and the charge will be wiped from his records if he completes his probation agreement.
He will remain eligible to play college athletics despite his guilty plea. He is no longer enrolled at Oklahoma State.
In December, Hill was booked on probable cause for domestic abuse by strangulation, a felony, for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. Police responded to an emergency room call at a Stillwater hospital to investigate a reported domestic assault and battery.
Hill's girlfriend at the time said they were arguing at his residence when the incident "escalated into a physical altercation." She told police that Hill, 20, hit her in the face and stomach and proceeded to choke her. She was treated and later released from the hospital. She told police she was eight-weeks pregnant with Hill's child.
Hill was dismissed from the school's football and track and field team. The week before his arrest, Hill returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown against Oklahoma that tied the game with one minute remaining in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys went on to win the game 38-35 in overtime.
Hill also had a promising career as a track and field sprinter with personal bests of 10.19 in the 100-meter dash and 20.14 in the 200-meter dash.
- Christopher Chavez