Hill suspended for first four games

July, 20, 2013
Will Hill has been suspended for four games by the NFL.

The Giants safety violated the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Backup wide receiver Brandon Collins was also suspended for the first four games of the season last month for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

This is the second time Hill has been suspended by the NFL. Last season, Hill served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Hill said he took Adderall.

Hill, 23, is eligible to return to the active roster on Sept. 30, after the Giants play the Chiefs. The second-year safety remains eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.

The Giants like Hill's potential, but the young athletic safety has competition in camp. The Giants added Ryan Mundy in free agency, and safeties coach Dave Merritt said Mundy is the leader for the third safety spot heading into camp. The Giants also have Tyler Sash, and they drafted Cooper Taylor. Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown will start.

The Giants will see how the competition shakes out in camp and may have some tough decisions to make on final cut day.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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