Report: Leroy Hill returns to work with Seahawks
Leroy Hill has returned to work with the Seattle Seahawks for the first time since he was arrested in April following a domestic altercation with his girlfriend, Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports.
It’s a big step for Hill, who has been absent from the team’s facilities for nearly two months at the urging of the team. The veteran linebacker is in a bit of a tricky legal situation because when he was arrested he was on probation for a marijuana arrest in Georgia last year.
Per the report, Hill will participate in the remainder of the voluntary offseason workout program with the Seahawks, meaning the weak-side linebacker could be in position to reclaim his starting job from David Hawthorne at some point.
Hill is subject to discipline by the NFL for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy on both the weed and domestic violence issues. Obviously, when he was estranged from the team it looked like the Seahawks, with new management and a new coaching staff, could be poised to move on without him. Now, it appears he’ll have a chance to return to the team after the wheels of justice finish turning. Hill, who has pleaded not guilty, could stand trial on the domestic violence issue at about the time the team reports to training camp in late July.
Follow me on Twitter: BradBiggs