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Suspended ex-Giants safety Will Hill signs with Arena League's Arizona Rattlers

Will Hill Will Hill recorded 77 total tackles with two interceptions for the Giants last season. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Suspended safety Will Hill signed a deal with the Arena League Football's Arizona Rattlers, the team announced Friday.

The New York Giants released Hill last week, following a six-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana. Hill said the positive test came from second-hand marijuana smoke.

The safety served a four-game suspension in 2012 for performance-enhancing drug use, and missed the first four games last season for again violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Hill, who went undrafted out of the University of Florida, was eligible to rejoin the Giants active roster after Week 6 before he was released.

“I’m excited to get out on the field,” said Hill of his AFL opportunity. “I’m ready to get out there and put people over the [dasher board] wall.”

One former teammate spoke out about the team's recent history of player suspensions.

"Will knew the situation he put the Giants in and he forced their hand," Giants safety Antrel Rolle said. "For him to keep moving himself in the wrong direction, it's not a good thing."
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