New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Giants safety Will Hill lost his appeal on substance abuse and has been suspended six games without pay.
Hill, 24, was suspended for the first four games in 2013 for the same offense and was suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs in 2012, claiming he tested positive due to the usage of Adderall.
The NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell have made it clear that there will be consequences for repeat offenders of the league’s substance abuse program.
He will be able to return on Oct. 13 if he is not released by the team.
Hill sees marijuana as a way to help him keep focused and settle a particularly grueling case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The Jersey City native was ranked among the best safeties in football last season. He notched a pair of interceptions and was also one of only two Giants defenders to record a touchdown in 2013. He racked up 77 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.