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Reports: Evidence of marijuana when Giants' Will Hill was arrested in December

Will Hill (25) runs into the end zone

Will Hill (25) runs into the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9), background, during the fourth quarter. (Dec. 22, 2013) Credit: AP

When Giants safety Will Hill was arrested Dec. 20 because of an alleged outstanding child-support payment, the officer who made the arrest also smelled and saw evidence of marijuana use in the car Hill owned, according to reports.

Hill was not arrested on drug charges and no drugs were found in a search of the vehicle, which had three other people in it.

Hill was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy and told reporters this summer that he had been using marijuana; the NFL is monitoring the situation.

"Obviously, the league is aware of Will's history and already has been involved on that level," the Giants said in a statement. "This arrest, which we made the league aware of at the time, was for a personal matter that Will is addressing."

Hill played in the Dec. 22 game against the Lions and had a key interception return for a touchdown in the overtime win.

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