It’s three strikes and out for Will Hill, the New York Giants announced Monday they have waived Hill after his latest NFL suspension.
The NFL announced Friday that Hill would be suspended for the first six games of the 2014 season due to his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. It would be Hill’s third suspension, he missed the first four games of 2012 for violating the same policy and four games in 2013 for violating the PED (performance-enhancing drugs) policy. The Giants apparently felt enough was enough and have decided to part ways with the troubled safety.
Shortly after news broke several weeks ago that Hill was facing a third suspension from the NFL, Hill blamed results of his positive test on coming into contact with second-hand smoke (ProFootballTalk, May 31st). If that’s true or not it shouldn’t justify Hill for putting himself in a situation where his job could be at risk again.
When Hill was on the field he performed strongly for the Giants and was in line to start alongside Antrel Rolle in the secondary this season (Graziano, ESPN New York, June 2nd). While parting ways with Hill leaves the Giants thin in the secondary, it could open the door for Stevie Brown to take the vacated spot. Brown emerged in 2012 for the Giants with eight interceptions, however he tore his ACL in the 2013 preseason opener and missed the entire season.
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