Will Grier was suspended for the season earlier this year due to breaking the NCAA drug rules, but decided to appeal the suspension. Unfortunately for Grier and the Florida Gators, his appeal was denied and he will now be forced to deal with the suspension of one calendar year.
Florida QB Will Grier’s NCAA appeal denied, so he will be ineligible for one calendar year
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) November 21, 2015
Due to the timing of the suspension, Grier is going to miss a good chunk of next season as well. He will miss the first six games of the season and will not be eligible to return until the seventh week against the Missouri Tigers; at least he can get back on the field at some point next year.
Florida has been able to rebound since his suspension and are currently the No. 8 ranked team in the country, going 3-1 in his absence.
Grier held a press conference and talked to the media following the incident and was obviously emotional and apologetic. He said that he took an over-the-counter drug that he did not know included anything against NCAA rules.
Despite that apology, Grier still didn’t follow protocol and did not talk with anyone at the school to ask whether the substance was fine to use.
During the six games that he was able to play for the Gators this season, Grier completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.
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