Oregon Ducks corner back Troy Hill has been suspended from all team and football activities by head coach Mark Helfrich. Hill was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of menacing and criminal mischief prior to his suspension.
Hill was initially reported of being arrested last Friday on charges of menacing and fourth-degree assault, according to Comcast Sports Net. No other details were released by the team or the police.
Helfrich released a statement through a spokesperson:
“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 played in 11 games for the Ducks this season, totaling 21 tackles. No. 10 Oregon (10-2) returned to the practice field on Saturday to begin preparing for the Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl against Texas (8-4).
Hill’s next court appearance is set for Jan. 21.