Just six days after Will Hill was suspended by the NFL and cut by the New York Giants, teammate and third-year cornerback Jayron Hosley was suspended four games by the NFL due to a violation of the league's drug policy.
Hosley addressed the media on Thursday and took responsibility for his actions.
"I'm not going to sit here and get into specifics," he said. "I made a mistake, there's a consequence to everything that you do. I've got to be man enough to accept them and move on. That's the phase I'm at now."
Hosley is the second Giants defensive back that has been suspended by the league in the last week and head coach Tom Coughlin says the suspension is a big blow to the team.
"Well I'm disappointed as heck, as you can imagine," he said on Thursday. "Next man up. We move on, somebody else has to step up and go."
Hosley missed nine games due to injury across his first two seasons, but the latest absence came as a shock to safety Antrel Rolle.
"You're always surprised because you're not aware of these things," he said. "Like I said, every man has their own thing going on in the offseason. We're all away from each other, we all have our family, friends and vacations that we have aside from the team. We don't see those guys too often."
Now without Hosley for four games and Hill for the season, Coughlin says it's important for other players to step up and lead. It wasn't hard to figure out who those players were going to be.
"They'll emerge," he said. "But the guys right now that are the obvious are (Jon) Beason and Antrel. We have a good example in those spots and we'll see how it works out."