Former Ohio State and New York Giants linebacker Justin Hilliard was handed a 2-game suspension by the NFL on Friday per Chris Rosvoglou of The Spun. He was claimed off waivers by the Giants in Sept. of 2021.

Hilliard played at Ohio State from 2015-2020, and went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft. Once he clears his suspension, he will be able to play against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3 on Sept. 26. It looks like Hilliard will have to wait a little longer to begin his 2nd NFL season.

Here’s what he had to say about his suspension:

“I have been informed by the NFL that I tested positive for a banned diuretic – Spironolactone (Canrenone). After investigation, it became clear that I mistakenly took my partner’s prescription medication instead of my own anti-inflammatory prescription,” Hilliard wrote. I am well aware of the NFL’s zero-tolerance policy, and I take full responsibility for having a banned substance in my body.”

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