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New York Giants Safety Will Hill Suspended Four Games for Violating NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy

July 20th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. He will be eligible to return to Big Blue's active roster on Monday, September 30th following their week four game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

It's worth noting that Hill's violation is of the substance abuse policy and not the performance-enhancing drugs policy, meaning his violation was not because of the use of Adderall. However, this is Hill's second suspension by the NFL, having been suspended in 2013 for, what he claimed to be, the use of the aforementioned prescription drug Adderall.

Prior to joining the Giants, General Manager Jerry Reese made is clear to Hill that the team would have a no-nonsense policy with him after some of his questionable antics at Florida. And seemingly beyond those off-field issues, Hill was poised to make an impact with the Giants in 2013. Primarily, he was expected to compete for the No. 3 safety job behind Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown.

While suspended, Hill may participate in training camp and all preseason games, but will miss the first four of the regular season.

With Hill now slated to miss the first four games of the 2013 regular season, the signing of safety Ryan Mundy will prove to be an important one.

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7 Responses to “New York Giants Safety Will Hill Suspended Four Games for Violating NFL’s Substance Abuse Policy”

  1.  BillyS says:

    Great…is it really THAT hard to be like “nah, I shouldn’t do any of that” considering all the tests and crap they’ll be taking. Stupid idiot.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      I am legit shocked. This kid has seemingly gone out of his way to stay out of trouble and now this. Sad.

      •  BillyS says:

        It’s not like he didn’t know any better either. He’s already had his chances. It’s like being pulled over by a cop for speeding and just getting a warning only to be later pulled over by the same cop for speeding again. The time for saying “I wasn’t aware of what was going on” is gone. Complete bonehead move that completely screws his teammates. Selfish little ingrate.

        • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

          Blows my mind. In my interactions with him, he seemed like one of the cleanest kids on the team. No partying. No BS. Just football and family. This just shows he has an inability to stay out of trouble. The Giants warned him upon signing him he only got one chance. He has now had two. Trouble indeed.

          •  BillyS says:

            I have a feeling JR may just let Hill go at this point. He basically already gave him an ultimatum and this could be the final nail in the coffin. Hill has a ton of talent; he may not be a #1 safety, but he provides excellent depth. We basically lose him for 4 games now…or they cut him. I think it’ll be the latter because of JR’s no-nonsense way of things. He gave him a 2nd chance and Hill basically did the equivalent of spitting in his face.

  2.  Jen Polashock says:

    F@#%. Can take the kid outta East Orange, NJ…

    •  rlhjr says:

      I thought the kid realized that he could have been out of football and on the street.
      He’s set to be a really good player.

      Like my dad told me, “You can talk to ignorant, but stupid just won’t listen.”

      It’s on JR now, and Hill better have a really good excuse or he’ll be hitting the bricks.
      IMHO

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