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