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Monday, March 16, 2009
Former Badgers RB Hill arrested for drunken driving


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Former Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill was arrested during the weekend on a drunken driving charge after allegedly leading police on a chase before crashing his car in Madison, Wis.

Hill, who decided to forgo his senior season at Wisconsin to enter the NFL draft, faces tentative charges of drunken driving, fleeing police, second-degree reckless endangerment, driving without headlights and reckless driving. He spent two nights in jail after his arrest early Saturday and will formally be charged in the next few weeks.

Hill, ranked No. 3 on Wisconsin's all-time rushing list, surprised some by not running the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine. This latest arrest can't help his already shaky draft stock.

"Hill also has charges pending against him in Scottsdale, Ariz., including drunken driving, unreasonable speed and making unsafe lane changes, Arizona court records indicate. He is due back in court in Arizona on Thursday.

Hill said earlier this month that he had been training in Arizona to improve his draft prospects."

Meanwhile, the Big Ten might want to send out a memo to its future NFL draft hopefuls after both Hill and former Ohio State tackle Alex Boone were arrested during the highly scrutinized pre-draft period.