Atlanta News 10:49 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2012

NFL free agent arrested in Atlanta for marijuana

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Free agent linebacker Leroy Hill was arrested by police in Atlanta for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Leroy Hill poses for a photo in Renton, Wash., in August 2011. The Georgia native has spent his entire NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.
AP Leroy Hill poses for a photo in Renton, Wash., in August 2011. The Georgia native has spent his entire NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.

According to a statement from Atlanta police on Monday, Hill was arrested early Saturday after officers were called to an Atlanta condominium following a complaint about a marijuana odor. Officers say they confirmed the smell, obtained a search warrant and found partially smoked blunts and marijuana residue inside.

The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash., first reported Hill's arrest. The Georgia native has spent his entire NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.

In a statement Monday afternoon, the Seahawks said they were in the process of gathering information and would not be commenting at this time.

This isn't Hill's first run in with off-field problems. He was arrested in January 2009 on a marijuana-possession charge in Georgia and was given 12 months of probation. He also was arrested on a domestic violence charge in a Seattle suburb in April 2010.

Hill played at Baldwin High in Milledgeville and Clemson.



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