Hill investigation turned over to Fulton County

The investigation of Georgia State football player Kelton Hill has been turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney, according to Carlton Mullis, Georgia State University Deputy Chief of Police.

Hill was arrested and charged with forcible entry related to a burglary by campus police on June 22.

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.

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 Drew Little, last year’s starter, has been suspended for the first four games of the season for breaking team rules.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

13 comments Add your comment

Hammer22

July 20th, 2011
2:57 pm

Hope it ends well for Hill.

PantherTalk.com

July 20th, 2011
3:03 pm

I agree with Hammer. Panther Nation will rise stronger through the adversity.

43 days and counting…

Jee S. You

July 20th, 2011
3:26 pm

If he did it, I’d rather lose games thatn put him on the field, but if he’s claiming innocence, it’s doubtful we will know with certainty before then,

Panama

July 20th, 2011
3:32 pm

Time to move on. Hill is done.

Kaleb

July 20th, 2011
4:21 pm

Panther Nation?! All 100 of you?!

LOL

STATEment

July 20th, 2011
4:41 pm

Wow…Big hit. What are these guys thinking?

Zamboni Racer

July 20th, 2011
8:41 pm

Man what a bummer. Just got my season tix in the mail and same day get this news. Too bad coach Curry suspended Little, he was reasonably solid last year. Looks like a win in the first 4 games coulds be a challenge.

GSUtimes2

July 21st, 2011
7:39 am

Ben McClane can challenge for the spot. I’d have to pull out the GSU Football history book, but I’m pretty sure we’ve had success in the past with a Freshman at quarterback. Here’s hoping he develops fast!

Div 1

July 21st, 2011
9:38 am

You can tell this isnt Division 1. One mile away a booster would have given him a lap top, clothes and money and the AD would have told the coach to cover up any NCAA investigation that may have come.

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Bobcat

July 21st, 2011
10:30 am

At least the Panthers have a coach that is not afraid to discipline his players. I would rather go into the season without my starting QB (or any other player) than to have a bunch of undisciplined delinquents representing me and/or my school. Schlechter and McLane get ready.

Robert Barron

July 21st, 2011
11:30 am

I am a Tech fan and long time Atlantan.
This news really saddens me.
I grew up in Atlanta and most of my friends were from wealthier families.
So I can understand the impulse more than most.
Didn’t he see that Cam could have been ruined by the same thing?
Maybe Cam is a bad lesson because he still landed on his feet and now is in NFL.
I would rather Hill stay on the team and be turned over to some punishing coach who makes him do stairs and sprints until he drops after practice.
But he is probably off the team and will miss his chance.

GSU Fan

July 21st, 2011
12:01 pm

If he steals, he should be history. How can he be trusted? What a wondeful opportunity for a young man to get a free education and all he has to do is “do right.” Hundreds of young men would love to enjoy that opportunity. It is delusional thinking to wish he would come back to the team. Moving On!