UF Quarterback suspended after failing drug test

Photo courtesy of Gatorcounty.com
Photo courtesy of Gatorcounty.com

University of Florida starting QB Will Grier has been suspended for one year for violating NCAA drug policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

The university announced the suspension at a news conference Monday. Grier, who failed a drug test, said he took an over-the-counter supplement.

Florida plans to appeal to reduce the suspension, which, according to N.C.A.A. rules, could last one year and cost Grier one-quarter of his total college eligibility.

Grier and the Gators have been one of the most surprising teams in the country in their first year under coach Jim McElwain, a former Colorado State coach and Alabama assistant. The Gators have already matched their regular-season win total from last year and have a commanding lead in the Southeastern Conference East race.

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