Holton Hill turned out to be a steal for the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in his rookie season. Hill would have most likely been taken in the 2018 NFL Draft if not for some off the field troubles, including a suspension for violating team rules while playing at Texas and failing a drug test at the NFL Combine.
Hill has once again found himself in trouble, but for a different reason.
The official statement from the NFL:
Holton Hill of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Hill is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.
Obviously this isn’t the type of news the Vikings want to hear with a player that already came with a few red flags. Hill seemed to be in line to get an increased workload in the 2019 season, especially if other cornerbacks on the team left via one of the many rumored trades during the offseason. If Hill does become a bigger part of the Vikings defense in 2019, it appears that it will have to be after the first four games of the season.
Stay tuned for more on this story as it develops.