I agree that fighting has long been a feature of college life.
However, someone might point out:
(1) You weren't a high-profile LSU football player;
(2) It isn't 1984;
(3) Schools in general have become much less tolerant of hazing, drinking, and alcohol related violence over the last thirty years;
(4) Media scrutiny of college football is geometrically more intense now than it was in 1984;
(5) We live in an era when nearly every human being is carrying a portable recording device that can capture, broadcast, and immortalize youthful follies, which certainly wasn't the case in 1984, when the most pressing technological question of the day was: Beta or VHS?
Taken together, these changes suggest that a modern LSU athlete has to behave much more cautiously than in days of yore if he wants to stay out of trouble and maintain his eligibility.
Still, I doubt that Hill misses any games due to a bar fight.
This post was edited on 5/1 at 2:07 pm