EUGENE, Ore. — A University of Oregon football player was suspended after being arrested.
Ducks cornerback Troy Hill was in court Monday to face charges.
According to Lane County Jail records, Hill was arrested on Friday night and is still in jail facing two charges. He was suspended indefinitely by the Ducks.
According to the Eugene Police Department, Hill was arrested without incident initially on four charges, including felony assault and strangulation. However, he was not charged with the felonies at an arraignment Monday afternoon. Hill faces just two charges–criminal mischief and menacing. Both are misdemeanors.
UO head coach Mark Helfrich released the following statement Monday regarding the arrest:
“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.”
Hill is a back-up cornerback, but he played quite a bit. he had 21 tackles and four pass breakups this season. He was previously suspended for the Civil War for a violation of team rules.