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Leroy Hill receives 12 months probation for drug possession

Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill appears to have put a drug-related incident that occurred over a year ago behind him.

Hill pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession in Douglas County Superior Court in suburban Georgia, receiving 12 months probation. Hill also had to pay a $500 fine and $50 in court costs.

According to court documents, Hill will have to serve 30 hours of community service, attend drug and alcohol counseling classes over the next, four months and be available for random drug and alcohol screening.

Hill, 27, can petition the court to have the conviction erased from his record under the jurisdiction's conditional discharge program.

Safety belt and brake light violation charges were dropped.

The charges stem from a Jan. 24, 2009 incident that occurred early Saturday morning where police found the Seahawks linebacker passed out behind the wheel at a major intersection in suburban Atlanta. Officers found less than one ounce of marijuana in Hill’s vehicle.

The incident didn’t stop the Seahawks from franchising Hill and later signing him to a six-year, $38 million deal, with $15.5 million in guarantees.

Even with the case resolved, Hill could still be subject to further discipline against him by the league’s confidential substance abuse program.