New York Giants safety Will Hill has received a four-game suspension from the NFL after he breached the league's policy on substance abuse. 

The Giants made the announcement on their official website, with the franchise confirming that backup safety Hill had been suspended for the opening four games of the regular season. 

A statement published by the NFL read: "Hill will be eligible to return to the Giants' active roster on Monday, September 30 following the team's September 29 game against the Kansas City Chiefs."

The safety will still be able to feature in pre-season games, and will also take part in the team's training camp - but won't be on the sidelines for the big kick-off. 

It is the second time that Hill has been punished for breaking the NFL's drug laws since he joined the team last year. 

The 23-year-old received his first suspension in October 2012, and was banned for four games without pay after violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs. 

Despite claiming this was because his use of Adderall was being used to control his ADHD, his appeal was turned down. 

After joining the Giants in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, Hill featured in 12 games last season, making 27 tackles. 

However, it remains to be seen whether the Giants are willing to stick with him following his most recent suspension.

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