Giants safety Will Hill has served suspensions in each of his first two NFL seasons and it looks like he could be headed for making it three for three.
Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Hill is facing a suspension for violating the NFL’s drug policy. Hill was suspended in 2012 for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy and his 2013 suspension came from a violation of the substance abuse policy. Both of those were four-game bans, but a second suspension under either policy would result in a longer spell away from the team.
There’s no word on which policy Hill allegedly violated this time, but he was arrested last December for being behind in child support and police said that they smelled marijuana in Hill’s car when they made the arrest. Hill blamed a positive test for marijuana for his previous drug suspension and Garafolo reports he will appeal this one.
Hill played well for the Giants last season, taking on a big role at safety with Stevie Brown lost for the season because of a torn ACL. Brown is expected to be healthy for next season, but a Hill suspension may force the Giants to look for help at safety in the draft if they want to run the three-safety looks that Perry Fewell has been fond of during his time with the Giants.
It may also force Hill to look for another employer as the Giants may not be keen on continuing to keep space on the roster for a player who gets suspended every year.