Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Giants' Will Hill fails another drug test, could be facing lengthy suspension: Report

Will Hill, the troubled New York Giants safety who has received drug-related suspensions each of the past two seasons, has apparently failed another test. 

According to a person familiar with the situation — who requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter — the team has been informed of the incident, according to NJ.com.

It is unclear if Hill failed for performance enhancing drugs like he did in 2012 (Adderall), or if he failed for drugs like he did in 2013. Hill has been candid about his use of marijuana and its calming effects on his mind.

Either way, Hill could be facing a more significant suspension. He will appeal.

Hill was arrested toward the end of the 2013 season for being delinquent on his child support payments. When police pulled over a car he was riding in, they detected an odor of marijuana and found cigar shavings all over the vehicle, "suggesting that marijuana was prepared and smoked in the vehicle."

It was the latest in a long line of missteps for Hill, quite possibly the Giants' most athletically gifted defensive player, but also one of their most troubled.

Hill, a former New Jersey high school standout, started nine games for the Giants last season, registering 60 tackles and two interceptions.

Luckily for the Giants, the team currently has an abundance of safeties after re-signing Stevie Brown to a one-year deal. Newly acquired Quintin Demps, Antrel Rolle and Cooper Taylor and Brown will all compete for the starting spots if Hill is suspended.

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