Seattle Seahawks star linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested on investigation of a domestic violence incident in Seattle on April 12, the AP reports. Hill had just agreed to a plea deal on a marijuana charge in Georgia earlier in the week.
According to AP, Hill was arrested by Issaquah police and charged with assault in the fourth degree/domestic violence.
Issaquah police released a statement to the media saying officers responded to a complaint of domestic violence late Saturday night at Hill’s home. Police determined there had been a dispute between Hill and his girlfriend after noticing she had marks and injuries typical of physically violent argument. Hill has already posted bail and was released Sunday.
“While we are still in the process of gathering information, we are aware of the situation involving Leroy Hill and take these issues very seriously,” Seahawks General Manager John Schneider told the media. “We will wait to receive all the facts before commenting further.”
While Hill waits to see how this charge will turn out, he already began his 12-month sentence of of probation in Georgia on April 1. Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession discovered during a January 2009 traffic stop in Atlanta. The 27-year-old linebacker will also have to complete an outpatient drug and alcohol abuse counseling program and 30 hours of community service, as a part of his plea deal.