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Will Hill suspended for substance abuse violation

New York Giants safety Will Hill catches a

New York Giants safety Will Hill catches a pass during warmups prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Aug. 10, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Giants backup safety Will Hill was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The suspension was confirmed on Saturday by a team official.

It is Hill’s second suspension in the last two seasons; he was suspended four games last year for violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy for using the banned substance Adderall.

Hill, a second-year safety who joined the Giants in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida, can participate in training camp and preseason games. His suspension will begin with the regular season opener against Dallas and ends Sept. 30.

Hill was suspended four games last October for his PED violation. In 12 games last season, Hill had 27 tackles, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. 

Tags: Will Hill , suspension , PEDs , Adderall , substance abuse

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