More trouble for the Seattle Seahawks Leroy Hill could be looming in the next few weeks concerning his probation in Georgia. Deputy Prosecutor Fortner once again has stated they are looking into possibly revoking Hill’s probation as soon as a ruling on motions have been determined.
I would love to see him do good but to be honest if his probation get’s revoked he will be in jail for a little time, so my only advice i can think to give him would be to not drop the soap in the showers!
Fortner said his office will talk with the prosecutor in Issaquah, Wash., in the next few weeks to learn if the motions filed will delay the scheduled trial any further. Fortner then will decide whether to file a motion to revoke the 12 months of probation that Hill received April 1, stemming from a January 2009 traffic stop in suburban Atlanta.
If Fortner does, he said a judge in Georgia could issue a warrant for Hill’s arrest possibly in the coming weeks depending on motions filed by Hill’s Attorney.
Hill, 27, has pleaded not guilty to the domestic-violence charge. He has a court hearing in Issaquah scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill will miss the 2010 season opener after being suspended by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
“If I had to say right now, we’d lean toward taking steps to revoke his probation,” Fortner told The Associated Press in a call from Georgia.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that the team doesn’t know when the league might rule on Hill’s playing status for 2010 on his most recent domestic violence case.
“We’re waiting for word from the league office,” Carroll said. “… They are not able to tell us when that is going to come.”
The league may or may not be waiting for prosecutors in Georgia and Washington state before it acts under the commissioner’s personal-conduct policy for players.
Last year, while the league reviewed Hill’s arrest on the marijuana charge, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote in an e-mail to the AP, “we can take action prior to disposition in some circumstances.”