Will Hill Suspended Again, This Time for Substance Abuse: Second-year safety Will Hill has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
Hill will be eligible to return to the Giants’ active roster on September 30 following the team’s September 29 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Until the regular season starts, Hill is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
This is the second suspension for Hill in two years. Hill was suspended for the first four games of the 2012 season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He had tested positive for Adderral. Unlike that suspension, this time it appears that illegal drugs are the culprit.
Hill had drug issues at the University of Florida that caused him to go undrafted and unsigned in 2011. The Giants signed Hill after he had impressed at the 2012 rookie mini-camp. Stories circulated in the press last year about how Hill had cleaned up his life. Hill played in 12 games in 2012 and finished with 38 tackles, two pass defenses, and one forced fumble.
It appears that Hill has taken a step backward and his future with the Giants and the NFL is now in jeopardy.
Last month, the NFL also announced that they had suspended wide receiver Brandon Collins for the first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
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