Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill returns to Issaquah courtroom

July 14, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 2:45 p.m. July 14, 2010

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill appeared in Issaquah Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon, and the Issaquah resident will return to court next week.

Hill, facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, is due back in Judge N. Scott Stewart’s courtroom July 21. Attorneys handled procedural matters during the Wednesday appearance.

The charge stems from a late-night incident April 10, when Issaquah police arrested Hill, 27, after a late-night domestic incident at his Talus home.

Officers said a dispute occurred between Hill and his then-girlfriend. Police said the woman had marks and injuries consistent with assault; she told police Hill caused the injuries.

The domestic violence incident occurred less than a month after a Georgia judge sentenced Hill to 12 months probation for marijuana possession. The probation could be revoked because of the domestic violence charge.

The legal troubles raised questions about Hill’s future with the Seahawks.

Hill had not been part of any off-season practices since the Issaquah arrest, but rejoined the workouts June 14. The team starts training camp July 31.

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