It’s really not the best news for sports enthusiasts this season. Just weeks after news broke about the Biogenesis PED scandal in baseball and the positive drug tests in track and field, football is now the next sport to be hit by a drug controversy.
New York Giants safety Will Hill admitted to news outlets that he was slapped with a four-game suspension by the NFL for testing positive to marijuana use during last season’s drug test. He was earlier suspended for being discovered to take performance-enhancing drugs, particularly Adderall.
While he is allowed to appear in training and pre-season plays, Hill will not get a chance to play the first four games of the 2013 regular season.
The 23-year-old free agent shared how he got tangled up with drug use early on in life. “Coming out and growing up in this environment here, I had a lot of stress from my environments, and (drugs were) the only way I knew how to cope with it,” he said. In addition, he confirmed that it was through his team that he started reshaping his life.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin only had a short message for the player: “We’re disappointed, and hopefully Will is going to get his life straightened out.”
Hill is a native of East Orange in New Jersey, and attended the University of Florida where he played as safety for the Florida Gators.