Will Hill after scoring the game-tying TD vs the Lions Sunday (NYGiants)

Will Hill failed drug test, facing suspension

Safety Will Hill failed another drug test and will face another suspension (Garafolo, April 22).

Hill could face a year-long suspension, but likely to be six to eight games (Vacchiano, April 22). He plans to appeal (Orr, April 22).

The suspension will likely cost him his career with the Giants (Vacchiano, April 22).

The Giants have been informed of the failed test.

Hill has been suspended in each of the past two seasons for failed tests (Orr, April 22).

Hill played in 12 games with the Giants in 2013, with two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He had 60 tackles.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Well, this doesn’t surprise us at all. We felt this was coming. Does this change the Giants’ draft strategy? Maybe.

I mentioned this last week when I mocked HaHa Clinton-Dix to the Giants, but HCD is becoming a hot commodity and may not be available for the Giants at No. 12.

Hill has been slowly blowing up his career since his college days at Florida. He can’t seem to steer clear of trouble and continues to make curious choices. Should the Giants lose Hill for the season (translation: he’s done as a Giant), they will surely seek to find a replacement but this is not a very good time to be safety-hunting. The market is bone-dry.




30 comments
blazintommyd
blazintommyd

Will Hill is an Awesome player - I would hope that there is no suspension at all

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

I said back on April 1st that HCD could be the pick for the Giants and this is exactly why, nobody is shocked Will Hill popped positive, dude can't stay outta trouble, good riddance.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

I'll take "things i fully expected to happen" for 500 Alex

mcfly
mcfly

Such a shame. So much wasted talent. So many NFL players admittedly use in the off season, but have the presence of mind to put it down and get ready for when testing rolls around. This kid just makes some poor decisions, which really makes me salty because he could have been our best safety.

I would still rather pass on HaHa, maybe get creative and move back into the bottom of the 1st/top second for Pryor. There is a huge drop off in safeties this year after the top 5, and the varying levels of talent between 1 and 5 is pretty large.

As far as the love I've seen lately on Martin, he will be a guard (or just an average tackle). Unless you are getting an all-pro level guard, you don't take them in the 1st round.

Peter Sinapi
Peter Sinapi

Classic. What an idiot. I have other choice words but dont want to be banned.

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

!. LT- T. Lewan - Protect ELI...

2. TE- J. Amara  - a Day 1 Route Runner- a Weapon for ELI....

3. C- W. Richburg - Fix the O-Line NOW !!!

4. DT

5. RB

5c. DE

6. WR

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

DON'T Worry,

REESE & FeWell have a PLAN,

NEXT MAN-UP, get YOUNGER in the Secondary....

QB Ryan Nassib practiced ALL last Year as a DB !!!!!

BRILLIANT !!!


Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

The Giants have a number of needs right now.  Safety is not one that is a good value for them in the first round.  They should be considering (in no specific order) any of the following if somehow they are available:


WR - Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans (neither will be available)

OT - Jake Matthews, Greg Robinson (neither should be available), Zack Martin

TE - Eric Ebran

DL - Aaron Donald


Although, I am not opposed to them dropping back to get a player and pick(s) if all of these guys are gone.  They might be able to drop back a little to get Martin - if other players fall.  I think the 4 positions listed above are bigger need for them then safety at this time.

hashburry
hashburry

If this is even a recreational drug issue, Hill is troubled.  He's an addict.  Sad, but it really is a disease that needs a tremendous amount of treatment and is extremely difficult to overcome.  Stronger people with plenty to lose (not just money) struggle to get right.

I think the Giants should do everything to help him recover, assuming it isn't a PED thing, i which case they should cut ties.  Once clean, and that has to be after this season, bring him back.

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Giants Mock Draft: 

1. Zach Martin

2. Stephen Tuitt DT/DE

3. Kieth McGill CB

4. C.J. Fiedorowicz TE

5. Bryan Stork C

5. Seantrel Henderson OT

6.  Brandon Coleman WR

mike23
mike23

If this is the case than Giants should release him and move on, tired of seeings athletes make mistake after mistake only to be given another chance and blow it. 

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Remember we thought John crazy the HA HA Clinton-Dix selection well maybe we all will be eating our words. Would hate selection but Will is a loose cannon.  

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

How can he be so damned stupid. Will. STAY OFF THE MARYJANE  DUDE. 

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

This is an example of someone who can't get out of their own way.....


Obviously there is a problem here, because he is scheduled to make $570,000 this year - and I am sure there is nothing else (legal) he could do that would earn him anywhere near that type of money.


Sad, because if he could have kept himself clean - he could have made even bigger bucks.

Christopher Patrick
Christopher Patrick

What kind of idiot is Hill to fail a drug test 3 straight years?

At least he doesn't play baseball.

rico
rico

Dear Will, does the word "masking agent" mean anything to you?"  apparently not.. ugh


Michael Frias
Michael Frias

And this is why the Giants can never have enough depth at Safety. 

smanj
smanj

@hashburry Its not sad.  Scientific fact...weed IS NOT addictive.  Alcohol is FAR WORSE for you, but does the NFL test for that??  Its legal in states where they have franchises, since when can you be penalized by an employer for doing something that is legal?  The NFL, or any employer, should not be testing for weed.  If someone wants to smoke pot in their home, that's their business and no one else's.   I know countless people who are successful in both their professional and personal lives and ALSO smoke weed.  This policy is completely ridiculous. 

foophilly
foophilly

Whats the masking agent for marijuana? Thats likely what he tested positive for.

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

@Michael Frias  Its funny ur right. Our beloved John Fennelly mentioned how they may chose Ha Ha with the 12 pick and I can def see them doing that. Thankfully Stevie Brown will be back lets hope he is healthy.

mcfly
mcfly

If Lewan and Donald are both off the board I would rather trade down and pick up a guy like Dee Ford

Problem is, this is the one draft where you could trade up, not down. Everyone wants to trade down to stockpile picks because of the depth of this draft

JamesWS
JamesWS

@smanj  You have no idea what you're talking about with respect to the addictive character of Marijuana.

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@smanj  Fact  - Weed is illegal in all but a handful of states.

Fact - Weed does impair the user


Whether you think that it should be an illegal substance or not is irrelevant.  Employers do not want employees that use illegal substances, substances that they are not legally allowed access to, or for employees to be impaired while at work.


If you know your employer is going to test for weed, and you continue to use weed - you are jeopardizing your job.  If weed is also not addictive, them people who use it should be able to abstain long enough to ensure that they do not fail a drug test that will impact their employment....

rico
rico

@foophilly  pigs urine, I dunno it was a joke and the NFL doesn't disclose the substance, does it?

smanj
smanj

@Jeff Comerford @smanj@Andrey Ganeev"2. Being a productive member of society requires us to sacrifice personal liberties from time to time."...what??? you can't smoke weed and be a "productive member of society"?? oh yeah, all NFL players are all such productive members of society, except those who smoke weed, of course....who exactly are you to tell someone if they are a "productive member of society or not???

Fox news...really????  Yeah, keep drinking those scotch and sodas, sooooo much better for you than smoking weed

Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

@smanj @Andrey Ganeev @Jeff Comerford  


1. No one has been convicted of murder and continued to play.  People who have been convicted of driving related offenses (including vehicular manslaughter)  have received suspensions from the league.


2. Being a productive member of society requires us to sacrifice personal liberties from time to time.  There are limits on actions and behaviors.  If you know that you will be tested for a substance, and you continue to use the substance - the best thing i can say is you have questionable judgement.  IF it is more important to you to get baked then it is to play football - you can make that choice.  Since the average football career is probably about 4 seasons - you have the rest of your life to break the law once you are out of the league.


3. As part of the collective bargaining agreement, the players have agreed to be tested for (among other things weed) and punishments for testing positive.  There are no lemmings here.


4. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/04/15/casual-marijuana-use-linked-with-brain-abnormalities-study-finds/


Marijuana use has been linked to brain abnormalities and long term use with mental illness and changes in brain development.

smanj
smanj

@Andrey Ganeev @smanj@Jeff ComerfordSo the only choice is to follow the "rule' like a lemming?? And yeah, that rule is unfair, but oh well! And yeah, people who have MURDERED, no problem, they keep playing...Hmmmm, I wonder if this line of thinking is how you can make change happen....

Andrey Ganeev
Andrey Ganeev

@smanj @Jeff Comerford  like it or not every job has its rules. If you don't abide by them then you'll be suspended and eventually fired. I don't agree with the policy, but thems the breaks kids

smanj
smanj

@Jeff Comerford @smanjFACT, two states have LEGALIZED marijuana.  FACT, the fifteen other states have DECRIMINALIZED marijuana, meaning its a“non-arrestable civil offense” similar to getting a traffic ticket.  So if Will Hill gets 3 speeding tickets, the NFL should suspend him??  What about players on the Broncos and Seahawks, should they be suspended for doing a something that is completely legal in the city they play in?? The POLICY IS A JOKE.  Players have killed people in DWI accidents, AND THEY STILL GET TO PLAY.  Gimme a break.