It looks like the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Leroy Hill have begun to try and repair the damage done to Hill's reputation when he was found passed out behind the wheel of a car in a major intersection of Atlanta at 4 a.m. Saturday morning.
Hill released this statement through the team today after his Saturday morning incident in Atlanta where he was arrested for a misdemeanor marijuana possession.
"I want to apologize to my family, my teammates, the Seahawks organization and fans. I am embarrassed by the incident Saturday morning and the poor judgment I showed. Please understand my actions were not consistent with the type of person I hope to become."
Seattle team president Tim Ruskell also released a statement through the team's public relations staff.
"Any time anybody in our family gets in trouble or gets arrested, it feels like a punch in the gut. We are a team always striving for good, consistent character, so it is disappointing when something like this happens. However, we will never stop trying to be better."
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With both Hill and Ruskell stepping forward like this, it would seem that the two sides have started to mend fences and move forward. It will be interesting to see how this affects Hill's impending free agency, and if Ruskell is still willing to use the franchise tag to keep Hill around.