Leroy Hill avoids trial on domestic violence charge

If Leroy Hill behaves, a domestic-violence charge against him will be dismissed in 18 months.

The Seattle Seahawks linebacker entered into a stipulated-order of continuance on Wednesday, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, meaning he can avoid trial on a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault/domestic violence that arose from his arrest during the spring in Issaquah, Wash.

Hill will be on probation for 18 months and must complete a state-certified domestic violence treatment program. If he handles his business, the case will be dropped. If he doesn’t, he’ll be considered guilty.

Hill has already been suspended by the NFL for the season opener for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy stemming from a marijuana-related arrest in Georgia more than a year ago. Now, the league could come after him for further discipline as it relates to this domestic violence matter.

The Seahawks kept Hill away from the team for the majority of the offseason. He has been running with the second team in training camp, per O’Neil.

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