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Rams’ Hill won’t be active today

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Associated Press


Los Angeles Rams cornerback and Youngstown native Troy Hill will be inactive for today’s game against Miami after his arrest early Saturday morning.

TMZ reports Hill was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a crash on a Los Angeles-area freeway.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records indicate Hill was arrested at 8:15 a.m. and released from custody in Van Nuys five hours later on $15,000 bail.

He has a preliminary court date Dec. 14.

The Rams acknowledged an “incident” involving Hill in a brief statement, but called it an “ongoing legal matter” and provided no more details.

Hill has been a surprising contributor to the Los Angeles defense this season, ranking fourth on the team with 38 tackles. He started four games at cornerback in place of E.J. Gaines or Trumaine Johnson.

The 25-year-old Hill graduated from high school in Ventura County, near the Rams’ new training complex in Thousand Oaks.