Around the NFL: Seahawks linebacker arrested for marijuana possession


The offseason issues are beginning for some players as Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested Saturday for possession of marijuana.

Hill was arrested in Atlanta after a complaint was called in to local police about an odor coming from the residence that was believed to be marijuana.  Reports are that after a search of the residence, a small amount of marijuana was found.

This isn’t Hill’s first arrest for marijuana.  He was arrested in January 2009 in Atlanta for possession of the drug.  That arrest happened after Hill was found passed out in his car at an intersection.

This recent brush with the law may not be good for Hill since he’s scheduled to become a free agent.  The Seahawks may not want him back and he may scare off potential teams with these string of arrests for drugs.

The frustrating part is that Hill is a dominant player.  Drafted in the third round by the Seahawks in 2005, he totaled 72 tackles and 7.5 sacks his rookie year.  This past season he had 89 tackles, a forced fumble and 4 sacks.

Regardless if Hill finds a new team or stays with the Seahawks, he’ll likely face a suspension in his second drug arrest for at least several games.  No word has officially come from the NFL on this matter yet.