New York Giants Release Troubled Safety Will Hill

Not three full days after Will Hill was suspended six games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the safety has been released by the New York Giants.

While he has not spoken publicly on this latest incident, Hill’s inner circle claims that his positive test is the result of secondhand marijuana smoke. Regardless of the reasoning, New York apparently tired of the talented, but troubled player’s poor decision making. Hill’s latest violation is his third in three seasons – two for marijuana usage, one for Adderall – and comes on the heels of a December arrest in which officers claimed they smelled “burnt marijuana” and saw blunt guts in Hill’s vehicle.

In two seasons with the Giants, Hill played in 24 games and started 9. For his career he has 81 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions and 1 touchdown. During his breakout 2013 campaign, he notched 60 tackles, 17 assists, 2 interceptions and 1 touchdown.