Will Leroy Hill Miss More Than One Game for the Seattle Seahawks?

July 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Leroy Hill got off light. For now.
The NFL suspended the Seahawks’ linebacker for one game and docked him an additional game check for violating the substance-abuse policy, a penalty that stems from his marijuana arrest last offseason.
Hill still could face further punishment under the personal-conduct policy, depending on the outcome of his trial for domestic assault, which is supposed to begin next week.
There also is a chance Hill could end up in jail for violating terms of his probation in Georgia, where the marijuana arrest occurred in April 2009.
Hill will miss the very significant season opener against the division favorite San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field on Sept. 12. David Hawthorne is likely to start in his place—and perhaps replace him permanently.
If Hill plays well in the preseason and avoids jail time or further suspension, it would be best for the Seahawks to let him start ahead of Hawthorne so the Seahawks can create a trade market...

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