When the Los Angeles Rams take the field for the 2017 regular season, it will be without the services of cornerback Troy Hill through the first two games of the season due to violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
All of this stems back to a DUI arrest last November where 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
He was shortly thereafter released by the Rams and brought back on the practice squad a few days after that. He pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge of DUI and received 36 months of probation, a $390 fine, and 100 hours of community service along with the instruction to put himself in a three-month alcohol program.
Hill will still be able to take part in all of the Rams' offseason and preseason practices and games. The first game that he can make his return will be on September 17 against the Washington Redskins at the Los Angeles Coliseum.