Will Grier was suspended earlier this season for taking over-the-counter drugs that failed the NCAA’s substance-abuse policy. It was a crushing blow for the Florida Gators, but a learning experience for Grier who was suspended for 12 months of football. He will be allowed to resume working out with the Gators on January 5th, as the suspension will end for the offseason.
Florida will be without Grier for the first six games of the 2016 season, but he is eligible to return after that.
Head coach Jim McElwain talked about getting Grier back on-the-field and working out with the team.
“He’ll join us back up in, what is it, Jan. 5,” McElwain said. “I think that’s the first day we’re going, so he’ll be ready to roll.”
Before being suspended, Grier had been an absolute star for the Gators’ offense. He had completed 65.8 percent of his pass attempts for 1,204 yards, 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Grier also scored two touchdowns on the ground.
Grier put up those numbers as a freshman, which leaves the mind to wonder what he is capable of in the future. Florida is excited to find that out next season and it will all start with him getting back in the mix of things on January 5th.