Georgia State QB Hill charged with forcible entry

Georgia State football player Kelton Hill was arrested and charged with forcible entry related to a burglary by Georgia State University police on June 22.

He was released on a $10,000 bond on June 24. An attempt to reach Hill at his parent’s home was unsuccessful. His court date hasn’t been set. The charge is a felony.

Because Hill has allegedly violated the university’s code of conduct, any additional punishment will first be handled by the dean of students, according to Georgia State sports information director Allison George. However, coach Bill Curry has had a short leash with his team, suspending four players, including Drew Little, last year’s starting quarterback, for violating team rules earlier this year.

Hill allegedly entered the University Lofts room of a student through an unlocked window and stole a laptop valued at $1,300 on June 17, according to the police report obtained by the AJC. The laptop was later recovered and returned to the owner.

Hill, who played at Lithia Springs, was projected to be the Panthers’ starting quarterback this season. He led the team with 426 rushing yards as a back-up last season. He also rushed for three touchdowns. He completed five passes for 64 yards.

The Panthers are scheduled to begin practice on Aug. 4 and are very thin at quarterback because of Little’s four-game suspension. Hill was expected to be challenged by Bo Schlechter and true freshman Ben McLane, formerly of Brookwood High.

The Panthers will play Clark Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 2  at the Georgia Dome to open the season.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

99 comments Add your comment

Charlies Hayes

July 18th, 2011
5:05 pm

Scott Boras

July 18th, 2011
5:13 pm

GSU will need to rely on Bo Schlecter moving back to QB. It was going to be a tough start to the season without Little, now it will just be even tougher. Take care of business in the opener against CAU, and then try to be competitive in the next 3 games until the 1st year starter can return.

Itsmeagain

July 18th, 2011
5:13 pm

This really sucks. What on earth would possess a person to steal another kids laptop. And new were screwed unless a miracle happens before the season begins

student Athlete

July 18th, 2011
5:44 pm

Maybe Drew Little has been working hard, hopefully some time off for good behavior.

AgentOrange

July 18th, 2011
5:46 pm

Awful news, seemed like a nice kid, surprised this went down.

GaStateChris

July 18th, 2011
6:19 pm

Not good news…

Paddy

July 18th, 2011
6:28 pm

The name of the school changes but the behavior of the players seem to stay the same. What in the world is going on with todays youth? If convicted of a felony, he must be history at GSU.

WTF

July 18th, 2011
6:35 pm

And Georgia Southern trolls in 3…2…1…

Alan

July 18th, 2011
6:38 pm

HA HA HA. Yet ANOTHER example of bad leadership by thugs. Can’t do anything right, except cause crime.

Russ, the Temporary Running Back

July 18th, 2011
6:44 pm

How did UGA miss this guy? I thought we had all the bad apples. Well, here’s betting Bill Curry will take care of business.

The Dome Is Our Home

July 18th, 2011
6:48 pm

Can we really enter next season with last year’s punter as our starting QB backed up by a redshirt freshman? If the allegations are true, why would a young man with a free ride through college put himself in this situation?

The Dome Is Our Home

July 18th, 2011
6:49 pm

Sorry, McLane is a true freshman, not a RS.

jtaylor27

July 18th, 2011
6:49 pm

The “rash” of football players being charged with crimes is the result of two things: 1) Constant media, and 2) no more, or at least less pervasive, “good ole boy” systems. If any of these players had done this 20 years ago no one would have ever heard of it. It’s all about primacy in terms of media attention. This is not to excuse Mr. Hill, but it’s not as if college aged individuals have not been doing stupid things for all of human history. Too bad he’s in the position to have all of the AJC readership knowing he did this. I hope this is a learning experience and a stupid college prank from which he will grow as a person.

Cecil Newton

July 18th, 2011
6:52 pm

Now maybe he can win the Heisman in two years.

gsuDNA

July 18th, 2011
7:00 pm

Someone please remind me that there’s no such thing as bad press.

UGA Material

July 18th, 2011
7:19 pm

GSU will suspend the thug, and he’ll be welcomed with open arms in Athens. This is the kind of guy Mark Richt loves to recruit.

Just another "Hill" to climb

July 18th, 2011
7:25 pm

Mark Richt is still bitter about not getting Scam Newton. He’ll give Hill a blank check to get him to UGA.

Maybe even promise him a private cell in the Athens-Clarke County jail! :-)

Jee S. Yoo

July 18th, 2011
7:26 pm

Let’s go Bo!!!! I see some fake punts in our future!!!

Onward and upward! These are the growing pains of a new program. Once the chaff is weeded out, we will take off. CBC is doing it the right way.

ol' ball coach

July 18th, 2011
7:27 pm

great news for gsu! Welcome to big-boy college ball! the more arrests, the better the program.

ThugU

July 18th, 2011
7:32 pm

How many QB’s have been suspended by Georgia State now? 7? Shut down the program while they’re over .500!

bigdooley56@yahoo.com

July 18th, 2011
7:35 pm

For all you stereotyping,this was my high school QB at Lithia.K-Hill is far from a thug.Now,He might of been in the wrong place at the wrong time.It might have been the other dude he was with intent

midtown

July 18th, 2011
7:37 pm

If GSU is going to do this RIGHT as we we lead to believe, the QB will be dismissed.
I doubt that is going to happen, so welcome to college athletics GSU.

Coach Bobo

July 18th, 2011
7:45 pm

Looks like our kind of guy.

Can he play tailback?

mark

July 18th, 2011
7:45 pm

Well maybe he can finish his education and go to work for the Atlanta public schools, folks this is all these people know! look around the world ,watch “Cops” or “bait car” and it ain’t getting any better. I think all schools should require 1350 on SAT and we could go back to the good old days

glsjunior

July 18th, 2011
7:50 pm

Hey Ga Southern students, a laptop is one of them ‘puter thangs that help you with your book learnin’.

UGAJD

July 18th, 2011
8:16 pm

I don’t understand why so many athletes can’t make it through college without getting arrested. I’ve managed to live 50+ years without getting arrested. It seems like they could manage for 4 years. Baffling.

uga1865

July 18th, 2011
8:17 pm

What does Georgia Southern have to do with this conversation? What a waste…

Chizikstan

July 18th, 2011
8:22 pm

We’ve saved a place for ya over here at Orburn. Anybody coulda done it. Wrong place, wrong time. Why, President Bush probably made you do it.

#2 jersey reservamundo. Heisman just around the corner.

DavidGSU

July 18th, 2011
8:31 pm

@ glsjunior — Georgia Southern dominates Georgia State off and on the field. Not to mention we pregame harder than you guys can ever practice.

” I’m gonna say it one more time. We are Georgia Southern. Our colors are blue and white. We call ourselves the Bald Eagles. We call our offense the Georgia Power Company…and that’s a terrific name for an offense. Our snap count is “rate, hike”. We practice on the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek and that’s in Statesboro, Georgia–the gnat capital of America. Our weekends begin on Thursday. The co-eds outnumber the men 3 to 2. They’re all good looking and they’re all rich. And folks, you just can’t beat that…and you just can’t beat Georgia Southern. And you ain’t seen nothin yet!”
-Erk Russell

me

July 18th, 2011
8:34 pm

bigdooley…you are right…being in someone elses apartment without permission is definately the wrong place at the wrong time.

Delbert D.

July 18th, 2011
8:38 pm

“What on earth would possess a person to steal another kids laptop.”

He wanted to throw it out a window and become the next Cam Newton?

Worm

July 18th, 2011
8:43 pm

Isn’t Joe Hamiltom tutoring those guys over there?

Kell Hall

July 18th, 2011
8:48 pm

Disgusting. Throw his sorry a$$ off the team.

captial punishment

July 18th, 2011
8:59 pm

glsjunior, if it’s a laptop for book learnin’, why on earth would a Georgia State player need it?

Panama

July 18th, 2011
9:11 pm

Agree with bigdooley56. I am usually all about throwing away the key but I am shocked that it is THIS kid in trouble for THIS charge. Have met his family multiple times before and after games. It does not look good for him, but I want to see it play out see more facts some out because I cannot believe this kid would do that.

Panama

July 18th, 2011
9:14 pm

zounds, take it somewhere else.

He and his family are not on welfare and in fact his family works in law enforcement. There is no need to make this about anything other what it is. Kid making stupid decision. To paraphrase CBC, SURPISE, you’re dealing with the decision making skills of 18 and 19 year old boys.

AT_Alien_ashamed

July 18th, 2011
9:20 pm

Basking in others misery, particularly of thugs. When did it become so hip…Get real!

Kaleb

July 18th, 2011
9:24 pm

This is where some delusional Georgia State fan is going to say that this story isn’t a big deal because their web address is http://www.gsu.edu. Or because they offer a certain amount of college degrees.

Good luck getting by Clark Atlanta you thugs!!!

wow

July 18th, 2011
9:24 pm

I know the other guy who was with him. I just dont understand why you would steal other people’s things. I guess it has to do with how you were raised. At least I know to keep my eye on him now. Dont be a victim people.

GSU to the PAC 10

July 18th, 2011
9:29 pm

So much for the big test against Old Dominion. This really ruins that match-up for me, and it was the game I was looking forward to the most. Pretty stupid on Kelton’s part, and even dumber on Star’s.

Football Fan

July 18th, 2011
9:31 pm

This HIll fellow must think he plays for the local SEC team ? How stupid ? Send him home – now !

Big Dawg

July 18th, 2011
9:46 pm

Guess Auburn will be getting another QB, this one may be a little cheaper than the last one they bought.

Panama

July 18th, 2011
10:03 pm

We’ll be lucky to start 2-2.

Michael Dell

July 18th, 2011
10:05 pm

Doesn’t GSU have any boosters who can hook this kid up with a laptop and a good meal?

Panther08

July 18th, 2011
10:30 pm

WOW mark…smh I’ll pray for you tonight….I hope the editor deletes your comments!!!

Black Trash

July 18th, 2011
11:11 pm

Hey White Trash, you listed a pretty good top five. Now, list 5 of your relatives and we’ll be equal.

ared

July 18th, 2011
11:58 pm

OK Cam Newton

GSU2012

July 19th, 2011
12:17 am

This is a sad day to be a GSU fan… if Kelton is found guilty of this lowly crime, he must be removed from the team, no questions asked. As a young program, we cannot allow our image to be tainted by individuals who choose to break the law. There are many moral young men who would love to be in Kelton’s position. People have put too much money into building this program to allow petty thieves to be on the roster and squander away opportunities. Kelton abused this great honor and privilege, so please give the quarterback job to a worthier individual. I just pray that this will not be a difficult season for the loyal GSU fans

GState08

July 19th, 2011
12:26 am

Sad news. His dad is actually a cop too which makes this even more unbelievable. We are very thin at quarterback now. Hope this doesn’t send this season down the drain.

1984DAWG

July 19th, 2011
12:45 am

30 years ago this would of been swept under the rug. 20 years ago this would of been mentioned but would fade away and never be heard of again. 10 years ago this would of gotten the student athlete suspended for 4 games. Today it will get you a blank check from the university of Auburn.