For the second time this season, another Oregon football player has found himself in the bright glare of the justice system.
Oregon defensive back Troy Hill, a redshirt junior from Youngstown, Ohio, was arrested Friday by Eugene Police on felony charges of fourth-degree assault, menacing and strangulation.
Hill, a primary back-up corner to Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Terrance Mitchell, was arraigned Monday on reduced misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief.
Late Monday afternoon, Oregon coach Mark Helfrich and the football office distributed a statement confirming Hill has been suspended from all football related activities due to his arrest.
The statement reads;
“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 has appeared in 11 of the Ducks 12 games this season. In those games, Hill’s accumulated 21 tackles, a forced fumble and 4 pass break-ups.
With Hill’s arrest and suspension, Oregon will now be without their back-up corner and starting TE Pharoah Brown who was suspended recently for his actions involving an on-campus snowball fight.
According to a report in the Oregonian, Hill was involved in an altercation with a woman he had been with for a while. His arrest occurred at 9:47 pm Friday night as a result of that altercation.
Hill’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 21st.