Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill arrested for domestic violence

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Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah, Wash.

The arrest was first reported by Mike Ferreri of KOMO-TV in Seattle. Per Ferreri, Hill has not yet been formally charged.

The arrest was for two domestic violence infractions. Hill was arrested for fourth-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. The assault would be a gross misdemeanor while the unlawful imprisonment would be a Class C felony charge in Washington state. The latter would carry a sentence of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000 if Hill is charged and convicted.

It’s the latest in a series of off-field incidents for Hill. It’s the second time Hill has been arrested for domestic violence in the past four years. Hill was arrested in April 2010 on investigation of domestic violence after an incident with his girlfriend. The charge was ultimately dismissed after Hill agreed to enroll in a domestic violence treatment program.

Hill has also been arrested twice on marijuana-related offenses. Hill fell asleep at the wheel of his car in Atlanta while at a stop light. He was suspended one game by the league. Hill was arrested again in Atlanta last February on a marijuana charge that was later dropped.

Hill played in 13 games for Seattle this season and recorded 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.

Hill is scheduled to become a free agent next month. Now he’ll have to worry about more than just where he’ll be suiting up next season.

32 responses to “Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill arrested for domestic violence

  1. Lol, this guy. His play declined a bunch this season and was on a 1 year deal so he’s more like a free agent. What amazes me is that every time this guy is on a free agent year he goes out and beats his girlfriend or gets busted smoking pot. He must have blown 10-20 million doing stupid stuff during the off season in the prime of his career. What a sucker.

  2. This is the type of player Brees talks about. This guy is still playing in the NFL but well on his way to being broke a year after retiring.

    It’s really sad that you can actually see multimillionaire’s going broke before your eyes. And if he beats women, lock him up!

  3. Why? You KNOW when the cops get called you’re going to jail and media is going to make a big deal about it and it’s going to be that much harder for you to get a contract with your team doing your CAREER. I guess money can’t fix stoopid.

  4. Take out his name, fill it in with anyone of 75 other NFL names …. And this story could be printed every off-season, for the next 25 years straight.
    It’s not Goodell’s fault the League is filled with out of control, immature, now wealthy kids.

  5. Another in a long line of examples of athletes/celebs get charges dropped. Perhaps if he would’ve spent some time in jail for his first domestic abuse charge instead of just going to anger mgmt. classes (a lot of good that did , huh).

  6. False imprisonment?! Dude, you cannot beat your old lady and then give her a week in the dog cage.

  7. Well, at least he didn’t stomp on another player’s arm, then he’d have to be suspended a few games. Whew!

  8. General consensus among the fanbase is that Hill was one of the starters that needed to be replaced and upgraded. Even before this he was unlikely to return to the Hawks.

  9. Any player found guilty of violence against women should be automatically banned from professional football…period.

    Is there a more cowardly act?

  10. How foolish does the league look ?? Stomp on a guy’s arm, helmet to helmet hit, bump an official, etc. and suspended for 1-3 games; hit a “defenseless wr” and they are fined and penalized worse than when they hit a “defenseless woman”. NFL has to quit enabling these idiots and come down hard on them.

  11. The seachickens are becoming the saints* of the northeast. Players that cheat and use PED’s and a headcoach that has a history of cheating.

  12. He will probably get cut, only to be resigned again. LIKE LAST TIME. It would be hypocritical of Cheatin Pete to blast Leroy on character.

  13. Tired of everyone blaming the Seattle Seahawks organization and Pete Carroll for the actions of full grown men. The Hawks didn’t do this, didn’t condone this action, nor would they tolerate it anymore than the NFL will.

    Leroy Hill is not going to be a Seahawk next season and likely wasn’t going to be, regardless of this incident. His actions make his non-return a virtual certainty but I hope he gets whatever help he needs, regardless his final disposition of this case.

    Each NFL player is his own man and responsible for his own actions off the field. While there may be teams that take chances on those that have issues but have talent, Seattle being one of them, I don’t hold them responsible for these men’s actions off the field.

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