On the field, the testing results for former Texas Longhorns cornerback Holton Hill at the NFL Combine helped confirm his high-level athleticism. Off the field, the testing results confirmed the biggest fears of NFL evaluators.
According to a report from Bleacher Report, Hill was one of the three players who failed the mandatory drug test at the Combine.
Last weekend, Hill unexpectedly fell out of the 2018 NFL Draft despite his evaluation as a fourth or fifth round draft pick. As an undrafted free agent, Hill signed with the Minnesota Vikings and faces a more difficult journey to make the roster.
Hill’s failed drug test at the most important job interview of his life came after a suspension for violating team rules ended his Longhorns career last fall. Missed time during his sophomore season under former head coach Charlie Strong was also reportedly a suspension for the same issues.
So the stakes are high for Hill now in Minnesota — he’s now entered into the NFL substance abuse program, will face more frequent drug tests, and may not receive many more opportunities in the league if he washes out with the Vikings.
Time to make some better decisions.