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Troy Hill out against Dolphins after DUI arrest

Hill has been declared out for Sunday's game against Dolphins following his DUI arrest on Saturday morning.

The Los Angeles Rams announced on Saturday that rookie cornerback Troy Hill will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins

This move comes shortly after Hill was arrested on suspicion of DUI on early Saturday morning. The Rams stated in a press release that the organization is still gathering information about the incident. 

"We are aware of the incident involving CB Troy Hill that occurred Saturday morning. As it is an ongoing legal matter and we are still gathering information, we will have no further comment at this time."

There are various reports that suggest that he crashed his white Mercedes-Benz into the back of a semi-truck on the 101 freeway in Encino. Hill was said to be traveling at 60 mph in the fast lane prior to swerving and striking the truck. He was then taken to the Los Angeles Police Department in Van Nuys where he was booked and released on a $15,000 bail at around 1:35 p.m.

Hill is scheduled to have a preliminary court date on Dec. 14. This is not his first run-in with law enforcement as he was arrested in Dec. 2013 after he was alleged to be involved in a domestic violence dispute at his apartment. Hill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and was handed 36 months of probation. 

The 25-year-old went undrafted out of Oregon in the 2015 NFL Draft and spent last season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was picked up by Los Angeles off waivers last December. He took up a prominent role to start the season making four starts with E.J. Gaines sidelined due to his recovery from a foot injury. He continued to play a vital spot in the secondary when Trumaine Johnson missed two games due to an ankle injury.

Hill is currently fourth on the team with 38 total tackles, which includes an 11-tackle performance in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With him being out of the mix against the Dolphins, Los Angeles will rely more heavily on Johnson and Gaines along with Lamarcus Joyner in nickel coverage situations. The team could also turn to Dwyane Gratz and Blake Countess, who were both promoted from the practice squad on Friday. 


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