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Confirmed: LB Hill arressted for assaulting girlfriend

First reported by KIRO-TV news, I confirmed with the Issaquah Police department that Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.

According to the report, the Issaquah Police Department was called to Hill's home on Saturday at 11:55 p.m. after receiving a report of a domestic dispute.

When police arrived, Hill’s girlfriend had marks and injuries indicating an assault. She said Hill caused the injuries, according to police at the scene.

Hill was arrested and booked into the Issaquah City Jail for fourth-degree assault and domestic violence.

This is Hill's second brush with the law in a little over a year. Two weeks ago Hill pleaded guilty to marijuana possession and received 12 months probation n Douglas County Superior Court in suburban Georgia, stemming 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.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is expected to address the media on Tuesday, the first day of the team's voluntary, veteran minicamp.