Seahawks tell Leroy Hill to stay home

With a domestic violence arrest coming only days into a 12-month probation term for pleading guilty to marijuana possession, the Seattle Seahawks have told linebacker Leroy Hill not to show up for a voluntary minicamp that opened Tuesday.

Per the Associated Press, coach Pete Carroll said after practice that Hill was told it would be “best for him to take care of some things” instead.

Hill’s live-in girlfriend alleged that he pulled her down the steps by her ponytail on Saturday night.

A suspension of any length would be costly for Hill.  Due to earn a base salary of $6 million, he’d lose $352,000 per week.

19 responses to “Seahawks tell Leroy Hill to stay home

  1. “he’d lose $352,000 per week”
    More than most make in 5-7 years. Makes me sick these athletes are so irresponsible and stupid!

  2. Does it ever end? I know i’m going to catch a lot of sh@t for this but…. Why does it seem to be most of the time it’s a —– in trouble in this league? You fill in the blank.

  3. If it’s “best for him to take care of some things” he needs to be at minicamp and not at home, the scene of the crime (allegedly).

  4. shiftyshellshocked says:
    April 14, 2010 9:43 AM
    Does it ever end? I know i’m going to catch a lot of sh@t for this but…. Why does it seem to be most of the time it’s a —– in trouble in this league? You fill in the blank.
    player?
    what are u really trying to say

  5. The NCAA and college football programs give kids with NO BUSINESS being in college and earning six or seven figures a FREE RIDE when smart kids have to work and hustle to get a degree and make a REAL contribution to society.
    Then again, if it wasn’t the NCAA, some other minor league system would develop and enable these punks the same way. But at least our schools would be cleaned of one menace.

  6. Just gets old you guys, for once just want to read about football. Not some overpaid ——– beating up his girlfriend, wife, DWI, rape, whatever….
    White or black.

  7. Uuuhhh, Pete….
    I think Leroy’s problems stem from the fact that he was “at home, working some things out”…..
    Bit like telling a DUI case to have a drink and go for a long drive to settle your nerves.

  8. I’ll be breathlessly awaiting Florio’s repeated calls for the Seahawks to cut this turd.
    Oh wait? He’s not a Steeler?
    Never mind.

  9. I want the guy gone myself. Never really seemed worth the contract. Would it be so hard for Hawthorne to move to OLB? Does anybody know of a linebacker making a position switch like that?

  10. Why does it seem like to NFL is completely running away percentage wise on crime compared to the other professional sports?

  11. where are the obligatory “legalize it” posts? if the ganj was legal he would not have been on probation, then slapping his woman around would be his first strike, right??? cause guys that like to fire it up are good guys, right???

  12. So is this going to get the same kind of attention that any of the Holmes stories has?
    Just wondering.

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