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Report: Giants safety Will Hill arrested Friday, will play vs. Lions

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

Giants safety Will Hill was arrested on Friday on a warrant related to child support. (USATSI)
Giants safety Will Hill was arrested on Friday on a warrant related to child support. (USATSI)

Giants safety Will Hill was arrested on Friday night in New Jersey on a child support warrant, according to the New York Daily News. Despite the arrest, Hill did make the trip to Detroit with the team and is expected to play on Sunday against the Lions.

In explaining the decision to let Hill play, a team spokesman told the NYDN that the issue is 'a private personal matter that he's dealing with.'

The 23-year-old Hill, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in May 2012, has had his share of problems since entering the league. In October 2012, Hill was suspended for four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Hill was also suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Hill later admitted that the second suspension was due to several failed drug tests involving marijuana.

Hill says that stress -- and having a shotgun pulled on him -- is what caused him to smoke marijuana. "It's from family members, everyone reaching their hand out thinking I'm an ATM, and people who think you owe them something," Hill said in July.

The second-year defensive back has played in all 10 games this season since his suspension ended and has started in eight of those games. Hill is tied for the team lead with two forced fumbles, he also has one interception on the year.

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