Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier was on top of the world when he replaced Treon Harris and led the team to a win over Kentucky. He started the next two games, which included an upset 38-10 drubbing of the Ole Miss Rebels.
The Gators were 6-0 and in the top ten at that time. That is when their world turned upside-down just days after the win over Ole Miss.
Grier was suspended for the remainder of the season when the NCAA found that he had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. The team filed an appeal, but it fell through and Grier’s yearlong suspension was upheld, meaning he would miss at least the first six games of the 2016 season.
It is now being reported by Fightin’ Gators on Scout.com that Grier plans to transfer within the coming weeks. This comes after head coach Jim McElwain reported Grier would be back working out with the team on January 5.
There is no guarantee that Grier will automatically be accepted anywhere right now because of the suspension. He has already used his redshirt, so a team would either allow him to sit half the season or pass on him for now.
Through six games this season, Grier threw for 1,024 yards, ten touchdowns, and three interceptions, while rushing for 116 yards and two scores. Any team would be lucky to have his production if they are willing to put up with the suspension.
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