Leroy Hill excused from Seattle's second minicamp

Published on May 2, 2010 by     Seahawk Fanatic

Seattle Seahawks Linebacker Leroy Hill remains out of practice after he was arrested and charged with domestic violence earlier this month.

He has a hearing scheduled in Issaquah later this month.

“The situation hasn’t changed at all,” coach Pete Carroll said. “As far as I know, nothing has taken place so we’re just going to continue to leave him to take care of his business until we know more.”

Carroll and general manager John Schneider have both declined to comment on Hill’s situation, saying the team would await guidance from the league.

Asked to clarify whether the league has instructed Hill to be held out of activities, Carroll said that was not the case.

“It’s our decision,” he said. “We don’t need the distraction right now, and he needs to focus on getting his business taken care of and then we’ll see where it goes later.”

Hill pleaded guilty to misdemeanor possession of marijuana earlier this month in Georgia. A little more than one week later, he was arrested after police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance. Both Hill and his live-in girlfriend called police. Hill was arrested after his girlfriend alleged he had pushed her down stairs, scratched her arm and pulled her hair. Hill stated there was never physical contact with her during the altercation.

Hill is likely to face discipline from the league for his plea in the drug case in Georgia.

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