The New York Giants are trying to bounce back this year from what was a miserable campaign last season. On Friday that charge took a serious hit as the NFL announced that safety Will Hill is suspended the first six games of 2014 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Hill, entering his third season with the Giants out of Florida, was a force in the team’s secondary last season, amassing 77 total tackles with two interceptions and two fumbles forced.
Unfortunately for Hill and the Giants, this isn’t his first time having a run-in with the league and substance abuse.
In his rookie season of 2012, Hill was suspended for four-games for violating the policy by using Adderall. He was suspended four games last season as well, once again for violating the policy.
With offseason activities just getting underway, Hill is still able to participate and will also be allowed to take part in training camp with the suspension, even in the preseason games. However, once the season starts, he cannot return to the field until Monday, Oct. 13, the day following their scheduled contest on the 12th of October.
The following is from the official release sent out by the Giants:
Will Hill of the New York Giants has been suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2014 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 Monday, October 13 following the team’s October 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.