New York, NY (Sports Network) - New York Giants safety Will Hill has been suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance- enhancing substances.
"Hill's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Giants' active roster on Monday, Nov. 5 following the team's Nov. 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers," an NFL spokesperson said in a statement released Monday.
Hill has 11 tackles in five games this season.
"I received a doctor's prescription for Adderall prior to signing with the Giants," Hill said. "Shortly after signing with the team, I was in a meeting with (director of player development) Charles Way, who reviewed the list of the league's banned substances. I knew at that point that this may be an issue.
"I was tested and the results came back that Adderall was in my system. I appealed but lost the appeal. I accept full responsibility for this situation, and it won't happen again. The Giants have given me a great opportunity when nobody else would, and I don't take that for granted. I feel badly this has happened. I will work hard and stay in great shape these next four weeks so I can come back and contribute to this team after my suspension."
The Giants added defensive back Tyler Sash to the 53-man roster. Sash had been suspended for the season's first four games, also for testing positive for a banned substance.