Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill returns to Issaquah courtroom

July 20, 2010

By Staff

Embattled Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill should return to Issaquah Municipal Court on July 21.

Hill, facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, is due back in Judge N. Scott Stewart’s courtroom then. The 27-year-old appeared in court July 14 as attorneys for the case discussed procedural matters.

The charge stems from a late-night incident April 10, when Issaquah police arrested Hill after a 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 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.

NFL officials suspended Hill from the Sept. 4 season opener against the San Francisco 49ers for violating the league substance-abuse policy.

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

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