Marijuana case against Leroy Hill dismissed

Charges of marijuana possession against Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill were dropped.

Prosecutors submitted a motion to dismiss the case on Monday in Atlanta, clearing the Hill of issues that could have greatly complicated his bid to find work this coming season given his past, which includes a marijuana arrest and a domestic violence case.

It was dismissed because he was absolutely innocent,” Hill’s attorney, Edward Garland, told the Everett Herald. “He had no knowledge that his apartment had been used in his absence and somebody had left a trace amount of marijuana in his apartment. And the prosecution moved to dismiss the case because he was innocent.”

Hill and a female friend were arrested in his apartment after police received a search warrant last month. According to the report, both submitted to urine tests following the arrests and both came back clean, according to Garland, who has represented high-profile NFL cases before involving Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis.

Now, we can track where Hill will wind up this season after a solid year in 2011.

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