Giants safety Hill suspended 6 games

New York Giants' Will Hill (25) runs into the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9), background, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Published: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:09 p.m.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants safety Will Hill was suspended for six games Friday by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Hill has failed three drug tests since 2012, and he lost an appeal for the latest infraction. He will be eligible to return on Oct. 13.

Hill, who played at the University of Florida, was suspended for violating the performance enhancers policy two years ago, missing four games. He then missed the first four matches last season because of a substance abuse violation.

The Giants are expected to release Hill when his latest suspension ends.

Hill has played in just 24 games since being signed in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. He had two interceptions, returning one for a TD.

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