Report: Holton Hill suspended for four more games in 2019

(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Holton Hill
(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Holton Hill /

The second-year Minnesota Vikings cornerback has reportedly been suspended for an additional four games in 2019 by the NFL for a substance abuse violation.

Prior to signing with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent last year, former Texas cornerback Holton Hill was regarded as one of the most talented prospects available in the 2018 draft pool.

But thanks to multiple suspensions during college and an alleged failed drug test during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, every team in the league decided to pass on drafting him. Minnesota decided to give him a chance though and they signed him shortly after last year’s draft.

Well now, it appears as though Hill’s bad habits from the past are back again. Already suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for a PED violation, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that the young Vikings corner has now been suspended for an additional four games for violating the league’s policy and program on substances of abuse.

With the news, Hill won’t be able to play or practice for the first eight weeks of the 2019 season. If he is still a member of Minnesota’s roster when his two suspensions come to an end, the team’s Week 9 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs will be the first game he is eligible to appear in.

With this second suspension though, the Vikings keeping him around any longer doesn’t really seem like the best decision.

Minnesota already gave Hill a second chance when they signed him as a rookie in 2018 and they gave him a third chance by keeping him on the roster when he was given his first four-game suspension earlier this year.

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It’s hard to imagine the Vikings will be giving Hill a fourth chance after this latest suspension