The Florida Gators are looking like one of the best programs in the country right now. That is partially in thanks to the play of redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier.
The team is now going to have to do some work in the offensive backfield. It was reported by Gridiron Now’s Mike Hueguenin that Florida is expected to announce that Grier will be suspended for the rest of the season due to a violation of NCAA rules.
Florida will announce this afternoon that QB Will Grier has been suspended for the rest of the season for a violation of NCAA rules.
— Mike Huguenin (@MikeHuguenin) October 12, 2015
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman also commented on the suspension and said that it had been confirmed.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 12, 2015
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy confirmed that the suspension stems from Grier testing positive for PEDs.
Florida QB Will Grier suspended for season for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, source told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 12, 2015
Grier has been a big part of why the Gators are 6-0 and ranked in the AP top ten right now. He has thrown for 1,204 yards and ten touchdowns against just three interceptions, while rushing for 116 yards and two more scores.
Backup quarterback, sophomore Treon Harris, will likely take over the starting position. Harris was suspended for the Kentucky and Tennessee games for a violation of team rules.
In 2014, Harris has only appeared in two games. He has thrown for 262 yards and two touchdowns.
The Gators take on the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday, October 17.
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