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Seahawks GM issues statement on Hill

Leroy Hill's domestic-violence arrest came as the Seahawks were preparing to open their first minicamp under new coach Pete Carroll.

Off-field issues already stood as a minor storyline heading into this camp after the team decided to bring in Reggie Williams on a tryout basis despite a troubled history that featured a cocaine arrest last year.

With camp opening Tuesday, the Seahawks released the following statement from general manager John Schneider:

While we are still in the process of gathering information, we are aware of the situation involving Leroy Hill and take these issues very seriously. We will wait to receive all the facts before commenting further.

How Carroll responds to Hill's latest arrest could be telling. The situation provides an opportunity for Carroll to set the tone for future incidents.