Vikings' Holton Hill will miss first 8 games after earning second 4-game suspension

Vikings' Holton Hill suspended for first 4 games of season

Holton Hill has been dealt another suspension.

After behind handed a four-game penalty for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances in April, he was suspended four more games Tuesday for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.

The Vikings cornerback will now miss the first eight games of the season, the NFL announced.

Hill, 22, is entering his second NFL season. He played in all 16 games for the Vikings in 2018-19 and tallied 36 tackles and one interception. 

Minnesota gave up the third-fewest passing yards (3,140) in the league last year and had a formidable defensive line. But it finished the season 8-7-1 and missed the playoffs.

It added a pair of defensive backs in Kris Boyd and Marcus Epps in the 2019 NFL Draft.