New York Giants safety Will Hill was recently hit with a four game suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.
The Star Ledger is reporting that Hill has admitted that he did indulge in marijuana use, but Hill says it was for medicinal use only.
The East Orange, New Jersey is claiming that marijuana was the only way for him to cope with the harsh realities of the streets, and the environment.
Hill admitted to even being in outpatient treatment this past April.
“It’s from family member, everyone reaching their hand out thinking I’m an ATM, and people who think you owe them something,” Hill said about the stress. “It was just a situation where I was visiting back to my hometown and a guy pulled a shotgun on me right then and wanted money. How do you deal with those situations? I really can’t so I dealt with it the best way I knew how.”
“I been through so many stressful times growing up the way I grow up,” Hill said. “Growing up, walking down the street and having people stick guns in your face, it’s stressful. You really don’t know how to deal with situations like that when you face them.”