TCU coach Gary Patterson slams LSU's Les Miles over player discipline

Thursday August 8th, 2013

LSU running back Jeremy Hill rejoined his team after avoiding jail time. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images) LSU running back Jeremy Hill rejoined his teammates at practice after avoiding jail time. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

LSU running back Jeremy Hill was reinstated to the team earlier this week by his teammates after a judge decided against sending him to jail for a probation violation.

The team's leading rusher from last season was already on probation for a sex-related crime with a minor that occurred while he was in high school.

Hill sucker-punched a person outside of a Baton Rouge bar earlier this year and was charged with battery and received two more years of probation.

TCU coach Gary Patterson took a jab at LSU coach Les Miles' discipline of Hill.  Miles said that Hill would face further punishment from coaches and that will be handled internally, leaving open the possibility that Hill could be forced to sit out some games.

Just a quick reminder, TCU plays LSU on Aug. 31.

"I'm sure if it was some opponent they'd beat by 100 points (the players) wouldn't have a vote. It's not my worry. I've got to play whoever they put on the field," Patterson said to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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TCU's star defensive end Devonte Field is suspended for two games for violation of university and team policy.  Patterson said he won’t leave Fields’ two-game suspension up to a vote from his teammates.

"My whole team would vote Devonte (Fields) to be back on the team because they all want to win," Patterson said. "That doesn't teach life lessons."
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