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Report: Leroy Hill arrested for domestic violence

This is not the kind of news you want to wake up to if you’re Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll or general manager John Schneider.

According to Mike Ferreri of KOMO TV news, Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested on domestic violence charges in Issaquah. Hill has not been formally charged, according to the Washington State Patrol.

If the report is true, Hill’s latest brush with the law continues a troubling trend. The 30-year-old was arrested in his Atlanta condo for Marijuana possession on February 25 of 2012, but those charges were later dismissed after a urine test came back negative, clearing his name.

Hill received a sentence of 12 months probation for misdemeanor drug possession for a Jan. 24, 2009 incident in which he was found asleep at the wheel by police in suburban Atlanta with marijuana in his car.

Hill also was arrested in April 2010 at his home in Issaquah on a misdemeanor count of fourth degree assault/domestic violence for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend at the time.

Hill avoided trial and a settlement was reached in the domestic dispute, with charges dismissed if he complied with stipulations handed down by the Issaquah Municipal Court.