Oregon Junior Cornerback Troy Hill was suspended on Friday afternoon after being arrested and charged with assault. According to OregonLive.com he was arraigned on charges of menacing and fourth degree assault, including strangulation, but after entering a plea of not guilty was arraigned on the lesser charges. Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich acted quickly in suspending Hill indefinitely until the legal process has a chance to play itself out.
We are aware of the incident and charges involving Troy Hill and he is suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities.
We expect every member of our program to hold themselves to a high standard of conduct and to represent this University with class, pride and integrity. We will wait until the legal process has concluded before making any final determination of Troy Hill’s status.
Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich on status of Cornerback Troy Hill
The Ducks have had several players now in trouble since the end of the season with Starting Tight End Pharoah Brown being suspended for the upcoming bowl game for his role in a snowball fight gone wrong a few weeks ago, and now Hill’s suspension. Hill played in 11 games in 2013 and had a total of 29 tackles, 21 solo tackles and also saw action in the kick return game, returning two kicks against Arizona for 53 yards.
Oregon faces Texas in the Alamo Bowl on December 30th at 3:45pm PT on ESPN.
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