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Leroy Hill's arrests keep costing him cash

Leroy Hill's most recent arrest gives the Seattle Seahawks and other potential NFL suitors reason to proceed toward him with skepticism when free agency begins March 13.

This arrest, Hill's second on a marijuana-related offense and third overall in three years, will cost him money.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune runs through Hill's off-field history. He notes that Hill could face a four-game suspension to open the 2012 season. That would cost Hill one-fourth his base salary for the season.

Hill became an every-down player in 2011, enjoying a strong season. He's at risk for taking a financial hit in free agency after this latest arrest, continuing a pattern.

In 2009, the Seahawks named Hill their franchise player. Hill would have collected $8.3 million in guaranteed money had he signed the franchise offer. Instead, he waited til the draft. The Seahawks selected Aaron Curry, withdrew the franchise tag and later signed Hill to a deal favoring the team. Subsequent off-field troubles led the team to slash Hill's pay and reduce money that would have been guaranteed had Hill stayed out of trouble.