Seattle Seahawks

LB Hill agrees to court order to avoid DV trial

ISSAQUAH - Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill will have a domestic violence charge dismissed if he complies with Issaquah Municipal Court stipulations for 18 months.

Prosecutor Lynn Moberly told The Associated Press the 27-year-old Hill entered into a stipulated order of continuance at a hearingon Wednesday. That avoids a trial that could have started this month on a misdemeanor count of fourth degree assault/domestic violence arising from an April arrest.

Moberly said the five-year starter for Seattle will be on what is essentially probation for 18 months and must complete a one-year state-certified domestic violence treatment program – 26 weeks of weekly therapy and counseling, then monthly sessions for six months – plus 25 hours of community service. He is also to have no other criminal law violations and possess no weapons during the period.

The only contact he is allowed with his alleged victim is via telephone, pending his progress in the domestic violence treatment program and a judge’s subsequent review of that limited-contact order.