Former OSU football star headed to trial for assault charge


Tyreek Hill, Photo courtesy of Payne County Jail

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STILLWATER, Okla. - Former OSU football and track star Tyreek Hill is bound over for trial.

The 21-year-old was kicked off the Cowboys team in December after he was arrested for allegedly choking and punching his pregnant girlfriend.

It took two witnesses and just over an hour of testimony for a judge to find enough evidence to send the case to trial.

Hill didn’t have much to say outside the courtroom Monday.

He’s pleading not guilty to domestic assault and battery.

Hill’s former girlfriend, who’s pregnant with his child, testified Monday that Hill punched her in the face and stomach and choked her inside their Stillwater home.

She said the fight started over a text message from someone claiming Hill was hitting on high schoolers.

The alleged fight happened less than a week after the Bedlam game when a 92-yard punt return sealed his status as a football star.

Less than 24 hours after his arrest, Coach Mike Gundy kicked him off the football team.

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A Stillwater police officer also testified Monday.

He said when he searched Hill’s home, he found a ripped shirt worn by Hill’s girlfriend during the alleged assault.

But Hill’s attorney, Cheryl Ramsey, questions the alleged victim’s story.

“Things that occurred prior to this alleged incident, questions about bruising she did or did not have, not leaving the residence when there was an opportunity to do so,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey asked the girl she had a history of self-mutilation. She said no.

Hill is free on bail.

Ramsey says he’s not in school anywhere, but he’d like to be next year and wants to play football again.

Hill is due back in court April 17th and then a trial date will be set.

If convicted, he faces 1 to 3 years in prison and/or a $3,000 fine.

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