Nine drafted, two arrested

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The 2013 NFL draft wrapped up yesterday in the Big Apple with LSU having a record breaking nine players drafted. In the midst of the most successful LSU draft history, two Tigers were arrested two days apart.

On Thursday night after defensive end Barkevious Mingo and safety Eric Reid were selected in the first round, junior cornerback Tharold Simon of Eunice spent the night in jail.

According to the, Simon was arrested on charges of public intimidation of a police officer, resisting an officer, a noise violation and obstruction of a roadway.

On Saturday despite the recent arrest, Simon ended up going fifth in the fifth round to the Seattle Seahawks with the 138th overall pick.

Before the draft concluded Saturday, LSU sophomore tailback Jeremy Hill of Baton Rouge was arrested and jailed earlier that morning for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery after an incident at a bar near the LSU campus.

According to, Hill’s college career was delayed a year after he was arrested in early 2011 for an alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was able to enroll at LSU and play football last season.

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Hill was LSU’s leading rusher with 755 yards on 142 carries. His 12 touchdowns were the most by an LSU freshman since Dalton Hilliard had 11 in 1982.

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Chessa Bouche is a sports writer for She played semi-professional basketball in Shreveport in 2007 and received her undergraduate degree from Ole Miss in broadcast journalism in 2009. Chessa had aspirations of playing collegiate basketball but laid them to rest to focus on obtaining her college degree. Currently she pursues a master’s degree in mass communication at LSU.

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