Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill apologized after his weekend arrest in the Atlanta area for investigation of misdemeanor marijuana possession.
In a statement Monday, Hill said he's embarrassed by the
Saturday morning arrest "and the poor judgment I showed." And he
added, "Please understand my actions were not consistent with the
type of person I hope to become."
Sgt. Dwayne Taylor of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office says
the 26-year-old Hill was arrested early Saturday morning in the
suburban Atlanta county. Taylor said Hill had apparently fallen
asleep behind the wheel at a major intersection.
Taylor said officers found less than one ounce of marijuana in
the vehicle. Hill was released after posting a $1,500 bond.
Seahawks President Tim Ruskell said Monday, "We are a team
always striving for good, consistent character, so it is
disappointing when something like this happens."
Hill made 84 tackles in 12 games, but missed the final four
games of the season due to a pinched nerve in his neck. The
four-year veteran is scheduled to become a free agent next month.