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Leroy Hill avoids charges in domestic case

Post by Eric Williams on Aug. 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm with 39 Comments »
August 2, 2013 12:55 pm

First reported by Pro Football Talk, I can confirm that former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill will not face domestic charges in Issaquah municipal court.

Hill was arrested by the Issaquah police on domestic violence offenses of unlawful imprisonment and third degree assault in January. The incident was Hill’s fourth run-in with the law since 2009.

The King County prosecutor’s office declined to pursue domestic disturbance allegations levied against former Hill in May, and the case reverted back to Issaquah municipal court, who could pursue misdemeanor charges.

However, according to a press release from Hill’s attorney, prosecutors said medical records did not support the alleged victim’s claims regarding the alleged assault. Further, evidence provided by Hill was consistent with his statement that the alleged victim was upset because he intended to move away without her.

Hill also has been told that the he will not receive any discipline from the league on this issue.

According to a press release from Hill’s lawyers, prosecutors concluded that the alleged victim’s claims weren’t supported by the medical records, and that there was evidence consistent with Hill’s contention that the alleged victim was upset because he intended to move away without her.

Hill also has been advised that the league office will not pursue discipline against him for the incident.

Now that Hill has that behind him, there’s a chance a team around the league takes a flyer on him. At 30 years old, Hill has remained relatively healthy the past two seasons, starting in 29 of 36 games played.

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  1. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Sign him up!

  2. I like LeRoy, too, Georgia. He can still contribute

  3. chuck_easton says:

    Not here! Let him go to one of the 31 other teams.

    His age and declining abilities as an every down LB just aren’t worth the cost.

    Well, unless he’s prepared to take a 1 year Vet min with incentives type contract. That and the contract should have specific wording that allows the team to recover any guarantted monies and/or bonuses in the event he has another ‘altercation’.

    I do feel for the guy. He needs to find a nice person to have a relationship with that doesn’t just look at him as a walking ATM.

    Maybe he should get the relationship stuff hammered out while he’s still unemployed. If the lady loves him when he’s broke you know she’s not in it for the money.

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    He needs to find a better agent.
    Maybe that could be you Chuck? Perhaps Eric would set it up, then you could help Leroy stay away from trouble.

  5. Hill has lost a lot of speed. He’s no longer a good fit here in Seattle. Kyle Knox and Alan Bradford are much better fits at LB, so he’s gone, gone gone…

    You’d think some team that likes run-stuffing LB’s would pick him up, like the Saints…

  6. I had been interested in Leroy coming back to compete for a spot, but since they have picked up O’Brian Schofield and the Irvin to LB experiment seems to have some promise, I am not certain there is any room. I would not be surprised if he ends up in Jacksonville.

  7. I’d love to see LeRoy back with SEA, but wonder how likely it would be?

  8. wabubba67 says:

    I’ve never been in trouble with the law, but if I ever am I will seek out LeRoy Hill’s attorneys.

  9. ruminator1 says:

    regarding the many comments on Carson Palmer the other day, i found the following fantasy football post by Mathew Berry interesting:

    #88. Carson Palmer completed 46.9 percent of his passes under pressure in 2012, the fourth-best average in the league.
    89. Cardinals quarterbacks combined for a 55 percent completion percentage and just 11 touchdown passes. They missed (over or under threw) receivers on 23.2 percent of throws.
    90. Last season, Palmer, playing with not a single wide receiver as good as Fitzgerald, completed 61.1 percent of his passes, threw for more than 4,000 yards and had 22 touchdowns.
    91. Palmer also targeted Brandon Myers 105 times, the fourth-most targets for a tight end.
    92. Palmer’s new tight end, Rob Housler, is 6-5 and runs a 4.4 40.

    He has some really good stats on Andrew Luck as well.

  10. chuck_easton says:


    No player would hire me as his agent. I’m too much of a pay for play kind of guy.

    I don’t agree with big guaranteed salaries. I go more for the business model of a very comfortable base salary with bonuses and escalators put in place tied to achieving certain deliverables.

    The problem is this can work for skill positions where it’s easy to measure 1. passes completed/total yards thrown for/number of TD’s (QB)1. certain amount of catches/carries 2. number of yards gained 3. TD’s scored (RB’s/receivers) 4. Interceptions/sacks/tackles/passes defended (D players)…

    How do you put incentives into an 0-lineman’s contract? Minutes played? Games started? Base bonus that gets deducted for every sack allowed?

  11. wabubba67 says:

    I’d go with percentage of snaps played and games started. All other statistics like sacks allowed and blocks missed are somewhat debatable due to blocking schemes.

  12. hawkfaninoklahoma says:

    ruminator, 70% of those numbers came in garbage time. he completed 46 % under pressure because he holds the ball too long. would be curious how many yards/ first dones and such came on those throws as well. if you are dumping it to running back for no gain or 2 yards not much good. as i have said i have raiders fans for friends and they hated him after the first half of the season. listen wilson didn’t have fitz either or a good line and was 8th in the league in QBR, palmer 29 of 35 qbs at 44.1
    ponder was 10 points higher. average qbr last 5 years 50.

  13. SandpointHawk says:

    Chuck, how about bill in six minute increments?

  14. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Well, you got to start somewhere Chuck. Hill could be a good place to start.

  15. Dukeshire says:

    Leroy signing back with Seattle would signify a serious injury rash at LB. And even then I don’t see it happening.

  16. chuck_easton says:

    shhhhhh SandpointHawk!

    Don’t give away trade secrets.

    But it does make sense. 6 minute increments allows you to break an hour down into tenths.

    I just tell my clients if they call me on the phone they better start their clock and talk for at least 5 minutes to get their money’s worth. But don’t go to 6:01 minutes or they might as well talk to 12 minutes.

  17. RDPoulsbo says:

    Yeah, Palmer might have been a FFL king, but in reality he was terrible when the game was still being decided as can be seen in ESPN’s QBR stat where he was 29th with a 44.7 (50 being neutral). In other words, he did more to hurt his team’s chances of winning than helping it.

    That was also playing against some of the statistically worst passing defenses in the league last year like the TB, NO, and Miami. A word of advice if you plan to pick him for FFL this year when he’ll face tougher defenses: Don’t.

  18. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Duke, I followed you on the ” we won’t resign Jackson train” Not so sure I want to follow on this one. Lol.

  19. Sekolah says:

    Hill has definitely lost a step. Now when I say that, bear in mind that he’s never been a guy that’s had tons of talent to draw from. Hard work, his speed and his instincts took him pretty far, IMO. He’s always been a liability in coverage, but now he’s starting to show signs that he’s not able to attack the run like he used to, and that was at one time his greatest asset.

    Pete and Ken are coaching up some young and potentially promising LB’s right now. There’s no need for Hill to return. I’d rather see a guy like Loutuleilei get a shot at making this roster than waste time on Hill.

  20. bbnate420 says:

    Chuck, Hill did play for the vet min. last year. I think it’s unlikely he comes back though. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. If you don’t want large, guaranteed contracts then people like Sherm and RW shouldn’t have to wait 3 years to get paid. Would you want to be paying RW at least 15+ mil and Sherm 12+ mil this year?

    So, I guess being patient and waiting for actual facts wins again. Her injuries didn’t match her story. I guess a police report isn’t fact. ;-)

    I’m going to hold my breath until some of the people that tore him a new one come on here and retract their statements.

  21. GeorgiaHawk says:

    nate, don’t hold your breath to long. Some Women can be down right nasty if they don’t get their way.
    Unfortu(nate)ly I have experienced it.

  22. ruminator1 says:

    i was not planning on picking him, just found those statistics interesting. btw, some of those espn experts also said he is a huge improvement on what Ariona had last year and, with a much better team, is still capable of a good year. i didn’t follow him closely, but i do think those are partial statistics. i also think comparing him to Wilson makes no sense. i know Raider fans were disenchanted, but they had a really really bad team with almost no running game. with regard to ff, i am going to enter several teams and hope to field for one of them a largely Seahawk team if i can get away with it. for anyone playing ff, i think Berry is pretty good, sort of like Kim on this site.

  23. Southendzone says:

    For those of you that think Carson Palmer stinks, please try and remember the trash heaps that AZ rolled out at QB last year. Kolb was decent at times but just got demolished by constant pressure.

    Skelton and the other guy who’s name I forget were really bringing close to zero to the team with their skills. Even if you don’t like Palmer, that team will have significant improvement at the QB position with him in the game.

    With Skelton or the other guy, I would call any game vs AZ an 80% win chance (unless you are the Jets). With Palmer, it’s probably 55% or so.

  24. Sekolah says:

    The only problem with Carson Palmer (as I see it) is that he is about as stiff as a statue in the pocket. There’s not a lot that an opposing defense has to worry about with Palmer in terms of him moving around in the pocket, and I highly doubt the Cards are going to be installing a R/O package that includes him at QB. They had better build a virtual wall around him or he won’t last the season.

  25. RDPoulsbo says:

    Last year was a dumpster fire down in the desert. This year with Palmer, it’s still a dumpster fire. It could be a short lived stint anyway considering Arians wants to install a vertical passing game with a shaky o-line and immoble QB. Oh, and still no running game to speak of, leaving them one dimensional and easily predictable.

    If you have children and you’re watching the Cardinals offense, shield their eyes. The carnage might be too graphic for them.

  26. bbnate420 says:

    Yes, Georgia, many here probably know as well. Thankfully I’ve never been accused of something like that. Crazy attracts crazy.

  27. bbnate420 says:

    I think some here are sleeping on the Tardinals. Reminds me of when we were going to demolish them in the 2012 opener. They could easily be a pretty good team IMO. As far as their o-line, it should be better in 2013. Levi Brown is healthy, they drafted Jonathan Cooper, and signed Eric Winston.

    Saw this article looking for Tardinals page. It has some connections.

  28. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Scary nate. Reminds me of my ex. Thanx for help giving me nightmares tonight.

  29. RDPoulsbo says:

    I was one who said not to sleep on the Cards week 1 of last year, but I see a sweep coming this year. Their defense was perplexing and got a lot more production out of their personnel than the talent they had. It was that defense that beat Seattle last year, not the offense. Now they’re blowing up the one thing they had going for them and completely overhauling their defensive scheme.

  30. raymaines says:

    Ian R. Rapoport – NFL Network, Sports Reporter
    Former #Cardinals WR Early Doucet will sign with #Seahawks, I’m told. Had worked out for them. Reinforcements at receiver…
    @RapSheet | | 26 m | Score: 355

    Ian R. Rapoport – NFL Network, Sports Reporter
    It’s a one-year deal for WR Early Doucet and the #Seahawks. He’ll try to regain his form from 2011, when he had 54 catches & 689 yards.
    @RapSheet | | 23 m | Score: 335

  31. chuck_easton says:


    I don’t want it both ways. Wilson has earned more money and so has Sherm.

    If I were the commish my plan would be all rookies make a base salary. It goes up each and every year.

    Then every contract has incentive clauses. A player has a year like Wilson did last year they make the big money right away.

    A player doesn’t suit up loke Harvin this year, he still gets the base salary for his years in the league, but he doesn’t mike a dime more.

    The players that produce get rewarded. The players that don’t get the minimum for the season and they can try to do better next year.

    That’s how you keep players motivated.

    Corporate world has been going this direction for some time now. It stops the bloated salaries where employees get complacent. You want a bigger pay check then you produce more. If you are happy making the minimum then great. Nobody is going to call you on it, but don’t whine when all your co-workers are getting more money.

  32. bbnate420 says:

    Chuck, that’s fine. I wasn’t saying that you absolutely did want it both ways. I was just pointing out the other side of the coin. I don’t necessarily agree with that model, but it seems fair enough. Certainly would make the job of the cap specialist a nightmare.

    No disrespect meant, but I’m guessing you don’t give your clients any money back if you don’t get them a favorable outcome? The one lawyer I had to hire certainly wasn’t going to give any of my 5,500 back if he hadn’t gotten the case dropped.

    I’m not against people being incentivized, but I would disagree with your view of the corporate world. At least at the top. It wasn’t too long ago that CEOs that ran the financial system into the ground were allowed to walk away with 9 figure salaries and bonuses or keep their jobs. None were prosecuted either.

  33. WiscCory says:

    I’m surprised at all of the Hill love. The Seahawks don’t need him – if they do, then shame on JS for not preparing better this offseason to address LB depth.

    About 6 months ago, there wasn’t a person in this forum that wanted anything to do with Hill.

  34. bbnate420 says:

    I was fine with them bringing Leroy back 6 months ago. I said as much. I thought it was unlikely with both the young talent already on the team, and I figured they were going to draft a WLB with their first 3 picks.

  35. bbnate420 says:

    I don’t see them signing him now.

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