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Leroy Hill avoids charges in domestic case

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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