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Will Hill is back in football, at least the Arena kind

Will Hill AP

Will Hill is back in football. Sort of.

The suspended Giants safety has reportedly signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena League.

The team’s announcement of the acquisition of Hill and two other guys mentions nothing of Hill’s NFL career, much less his three suspensions.

“I’m excited to get out on the field,” Hill said in the team release. “I’m ready to get out there and put people over the [dasher board] wall.”

I’m also excited to learn more about the Arena League’s rules, and whether or not they include drug testing.

Sort of.

UPDATE 1:04 p.m. ET: Something’s off here. The link above can’t be found from navigating the Rattlers’ website.

A team official told Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger that Hill was taken off the league’s NFL Exempt list, and is not on the current roster.

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12 Responses to “Will Hill is back in football, at least the Arena kind”
  1. justinstuckrule says: Jun 6, 2014 1:01 PM

    Losing Will Hill is the biggest defensive loss for the Giants except maybe for Michael Strahan (Strahan needed Tiki Barber to become a great player so that’s an advantage for Hill who did it all on his own).

    All you haters don’t understand what a good guy, resposible team player Will Hill is. He didn’t deserve this. He deserved a big raise instead.

  2. txraiderfan says: Jun 6, 2014 1:03 PM

    Some friends of Ronald Reagan got really, really rich off of drug testing. That’s why it was started, and that’s the only purpose it has really served.

  3. pnut87 says: Jun 6, 2014 1:04 PM

    Here’s hoping he gets is mess together. Assuming he does, I’d welcome him back in blue.

  4. nomoreseasontix says: Jun 6, 2014 1:08 PM

    Guess he’s broke…

  5. kd75 says: Jun 6, 2014 1:11 PM

    One of the toughest drug policies in professional sports was set by the Arena Football League in Chicago.

    The policy prohibits use of any illegal drug or steroid and calls for a one-year suspension for the first positive test result. Second-time offenders are subject to a lifetime ban without any means for reinstatement.

  6. elimanningup says: Jun 6, 2014 1:32 PM

    Will Hill was the best player on the Giants roster last season.

    It’s a huge blow losing your #1 player from the previous year, as much as I hate to admit it.

    #FreeWillHill

  7. steelerben says: Jun 6, 2014 1:53 PM

    The Rattlers are very high on Will Hill. He smoked the competition at the tryouts. The teams first offer was way out in the weeds, but after sweetening the pot with a joint effort between their President and GM they were able to bring him in. Being blunt, he will be stoning offenses with his skills.

  8. chalkruz1989 says: Jun 6, 2014 2:03 PM

    This could be a great decision for Will Hill. Though his past decisions have put his career in the NFL in jeopardy, he’s going to be playing the game in a league that is purely about throwing the ball which will help him not only get better but stay in shape.

    However, he needs to put the reefer behind him and understand the terrible decisions he’s made.

  9. joemammy says: Jun 6, 2014 2:13 PM

    Somebody’s smokin’ sumphin’…

  10. iamdinguskhan says: Jun 6, 2014 4:31 PM

    Responsible team player!?! He broke the rules and got suspended. A good team player don’t put drugs ahead of his own teammates and that’s exactly what he did when he risked suspension.

  11. bux1022 says: Jun 6, 2014 4:54 PM

    He was undradted out of college and the rattlers drafted him 2 years ago. The rattlers have since owned his rights. National media is garbage!

  12. bigbluelou says: Jun 13, 2014 1:51 PM

    Losing Will Hill is the biggest defensive loss for the Giants except maybe for Michael Strahan (Strahan needed Tiki Barber to become a great player so that’s an advantage for Hill who did it all on his own).

    All you haters don’t understand what a good guy, resposible team player Will Hill is. He didn’t deserve this. He deserved a big raise instead.
    ————————————————
    I understand your frustration about “Wi Hi” being released, and he defineately had talent for sure, but the Giants did give him more than enough chances. He did it to himself. 3 times is pretty bad.

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