Oklahoma State announced on Friday that junior running back Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the university following an alarming domestic violence arrest.
Hill, 20, was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly punching his eight-week pregnant girlfriend in the face and stomach, as well as strangling her, which is a felony — according to police, who interviewed the victim that night at Stillwater Medical Center. The victim also told Stillwater Police that the couple had previous altercations and that Hill had been physical and temperamental, but that he’d never been this violent with her.
Oklahoma State released the following statement:
“Oklahoma State University does not tolerate domestic abuse or violence. Based on the evidence and the serious allegations that have been made, head football coach Mike Gundy has announced that Tyreek Hill has been dismissed from the OSU football team. He also has been dismissed from the track team. The allegations are under investigation by Stillwater Police and by the OSU Office of Student Conduct. Those processes will proceed independently.”
Hill played a major role in the Cowboys’ 38-35 overtime victory against the No. 20 ranked Oklahoma Sooners at Bedlam last weekend, when he fielded a punt and scored a 92-yard touchdown with :45 seconds left in regulation, forcing overtime.
The junior tailback amassed 1,811 all purpose yards this season: 534 rushing, and 281-yards receiving. He’s second in the nation in kick return yards at 996 kick return yards this season, and is ranked 11th nationally in average yards per game, at 150.9.
Hill entered no plea, and his bond was set at $15,000. His court date is January 13, 2015.
The Cowboys play the Washington Huskies in the Ticket City Bowl on January 2, 2015 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.
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