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Pete Carroll takes wait-and-see approach on Leroy Hill

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill is sitting out offseason workouts at the request of the team while he attends to issues related to his recent misdemeanor assault arrest, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is taking a wait-and-see approach until he finds out whether the league will suspend Hill for the start of the season.

We’re waiting for word from the league office where they stand on all this,” Carroll said, per Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “We’ll just have to wait it out. They were not able to tell us when that’s going to come, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

Hill has a pre-trial hearing in connection with his assault case on Wednesday. He’s already on probation in Georgia stemming from a guilty plea to drug possession charges.

Despite those issues (and the fact that Hill, who is scheduled to make a $6 million base salary in 2010, is coming off a disappointing 2009 season), Carroll says he wants to have Hill on his team this year.

“I’m hoping,” Carroll said. “I mean, he’s part of our team. I’m hoping he will be and we need to see what that all means. We’ll figure it out when the time comes.”

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8 Responses to “Pete Carroll takes wait-and-see approach on Leroy Hill”
  1. FumbleNuts says: May 17, 2010 11:04 PM

    “I’m hoping,” Carroll said. “I mean, he’s part of our team. I’m hoping he will be and we need to see what that all means. We’ll figure it out when the time comes.”
    Translation: If you can’t be part of the solution, You’re part of the problem.

  2. sergep says: May 17, 2010 11:05 PM

    Leroy hill is a beast.
    last year made matt forte fumble, stuffed hightower, knocked out the receiver from miami that dude is a badass just an idiot.

  3. VASeahawk says: May 17, 2010 11:49 PM

    EVERYBODY is coming off a dissappointing season in Seattle, Knapp, Mora and company are gone, so there is hope again. Fans are taking a wait-and-see attitude with Carroll too(so far, very good though)

  4. JSpicoli says: May 18, 2010 1:22 AM

    They call Carroll “The Poodle” in Berkeley.

  5. crabman82 says: May 18, 2010 2:43 AM

    no need for a wait and see approach on the seahawks, they suck now and will still suck later

  6. ICantBlvit says: May 18, 2010 3:35 AM

    VASeahawk – you nailed it. I know there was allot of “wrong” with Seattle last year. However, I am a firm believer that much of that was attributed to the coaching. I think Mora is a good coach, however, he surrounded himself with bad coaching. With the absolute worse being Knapp. That was exactly how the offense looked last year – they were taking a kNAPp. Having a lousy offense puts an extreme burden on the defense. I have high hopes for the Hawks this year since it seems Carroll is surrounding himself with good coaches on both sides.

  7. FumbleNuts says: May 18, 2010 9:43 AM

    # crabman82 says: May 18, 2010 2:43 AM
    no need for a wait and see approach on the seahawks, they suck now and will still suck later
    Stay in your basement dude, your mom has a bowl of soup coming your way.
    Oh, that’s right, you live in Canada so the CFL is your thing. Don’t comment on the NFL, you know nothing about it and sound like a complete moron.

  8. finsbooyah says: May 18, 2010 10:56 AM

    sergep says:
    May 17, 2010 11:05 PM
    Leroy hill is a beast.
    last year made matt forte fumble, stuffed hightower, knocked out the receiver from miami that dude is a badass just an idiot.
    ==================================
    Damn, Hill must be something special. Last year, he even knocked a guy out from a team he didn’t even play against

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