No-no: Leroy Hill showed up for Sunday's game
It would have been a heck of a lot easier if Leroy Hill and Aqib Talib would have just gotten together on Sunday somewhere and watched games together.
The NFL is investigating whether Hill broke league rules by attending the Seattle Seahawks’ season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Hill was suspended by the NFL for the first game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
The same investigation is going on in Tampa Bay regarding Talib. Truly, it’s a little surprising that these franchises would not spell out to the players exactly what their suspensions meant – don’t come to the stadium after a week away from the practice facility.
“I didn't know. I went to the game and I thought I was fine. I was up in the stands, I didn't go on to the field or go in the locker room, nothing like that. I just went to the game to support my teammates," Hill told reporters Friday. "I didn't know it was illegal."
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he was also unaware of the rule but someone in these organizations needs to be accountable for following protocol. Hill is expected to play Sunday and the NFL could resolve the matter next week. At the minimum, this will serve as a good example for players in the future.
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