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Will Hill's latest suspension could be career-ending one

Will Hill's latest suspension is for 10 games. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Will Hill failed to capitalize on his second chance in the NFL. Actually, it was his fourth chance, when you consider the number of NFL suspensions.

That's why Hill's latest discipline from the league -- 10 games, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter -- could be a career-ending one.

The Baltimore Ravens released Hill on Wednesday, and it could prove difficult for Hill to get another team to trust him, given his embarrassing track record.

Hill's four suspensions for violating the league's policies on substance abuse and performance-enhancing drugs are the most of any player since the start of the 2012 offseason, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Only five others players (LaRon Landry, Josh Gordon, Dion Jordan, Jerome Simpson and Frank Alexander) have had three NFL violations since Feb. 6, 2012 that resulted in suspensions.

Hill has been suspended for 24 out of a possible 74 games, if you count the start of the 2016 season. That means he's been suspended for one-third of his career. That's not counting his suspension at the University of Florida after testing positive for marijuana.

He had plenty of reasons, nearly 3 million of them (his base salary in 2016 was $2.84 million), to avoid trouble. If another team does give him another chance, it would be a fraction of the cost.

It was just seven months ago when Hill's father told his son that if he ever received an extension from the Ravens that "all that off-the-field stuff has got to go."

After Baltimore signed him to a two-year, $7 million extension in August, Hill repeated his father's comments and said, "That's been playing through my head every day."

Still, Hill wasted yet another opportunity. He is a gifted safety. He is a hard hitter who can change games. Hill's two touchdowns with the Ravens -- an interception return in New Orleans and off a blocked field goal in Cleveland -- both won games.

But the New York Giants, who signed him as an undrafted rookie, and the Ravens each released him following a suspension. Teams have shown that they'll take a chance on a player if the talent outweighs the trouble. Hill might have a hard team convincing teams of that going forward.