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LB Leroy Hill Arrested Saturday Morning for Marijuana Possession

Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested in Atlanta on Saturday morning for possession of marijuana, Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Atlanta police were alerted to the strong odor of marijuana coming from the 17th floor of a condominium complex. After determining the residence the smell was coming from, police obtained a search warrant and discovered marijuana “blunts” in plain view and marijuana residue.

Hill and his girlfriend were arrested and taken into custody for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

This is not the first legal entanglement for Hill, whose off-field transgressions include a possession of marijuana charge after he was discovered asleep at the wheel at a suburban Atlanta intersection. Hill was sentenced to 12 months probation and suspended for the first game of the 2010 season for that charge. In 2010, Hill was arrested in Issaquah, Washington n a misdemeanor count of fourth degree assault/domestic violence after an incident involving his live-in girlfriend. The NFL docked Hill two game checks for that arrest.

A 2005 third-round pick out of Clemson, Hill had 329 tackles, 13.5 sacks and six forced fumbles in 56 games over his first four seasons in the league. Even after Hill’s first arrest for possession of marijuana, the Seahawks placed the franchise tag on Hill before signing him to a six-year, $36 million contract extension.

Hill missed five games in 2009 and after the domestic violence arrest and change at general manager and head coach, the Seahawks dramatically restructured Hill’s contract. Hill appeared in just one game in 2010 after being placed on injured reserve with an Achilles’ injury.

Re-signed to a one-year, $835,000 contract after the lockout, Hill started 16 games last season and totaled 89 tackles and four sacks. Hill is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in March.

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