The disciplinary issues for former Texas Longhorns cornerback Holton HIll, now with the Minnesota Vikings, continued on Tuesday as the NFL announced that the second-year player will miss an additional four games this season, on top of the four games for which he was already suspended.
The league office released the following statement:
Holton Hill of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for an additional four games during the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.
He was previously suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Hill is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. He now will be eligible to return to the Vikings’ active roster on Monday, October 25, following the team’s October 24 game vs. Washington.
Hill left Texas following the 2017 season after he was suspended for the final three games of the season for violating team rules. Then he went undrafted after reportedly failing a drug test at the NFL Combine.
In Minnesota, Hill was able to make the most of injuries in front of him on the depth chart to start the final three games, ultimately recording 36 tackles, seven passes defenses, and one interception during his rookie season.
Ironically enough, it may be his former teammate Kris Boyd, the seventh round draft pick by the Vikings, who benefits from Hill’s off-field transgressions.
For Hill himself, he may be quickly running out of chances with the Vikings — there’s no questioning his talent, but he’s reducing his margin for error only months after making himself undraftable.
Time to get it together, Hollywood.