Florida Quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the rest of the season after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, gridironnow.com is reporting.
Grier, who has thrown for over 1,000 yards with 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions for the Gators as they’ve surged back into the rankings, climbing up to 10 in this week’s polls, after struggling for the past couple of years under coach Will Muschamp. As a freshman, Grier had turned into an early-Heisman contender with his ability to take Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC East) to the top of the SEC East and a chance to solidify the team’s ranking with this Saturday’s showdown against No. 6 LSU (5-0, 3-0 SEC West).
Gridironnow.com is reporting that a source told the online sports website that the suspension stems from violating the NCAA rules over performance-enhancing drugs, which results in a full year of eligibility. If that is the case, then Grier could miss the first half of the 2016 season, as well. The suspension would be on top of whatever the University of Florida decides to do to Grier if he did, indeed, test positive for PEDs.
Florida’s regularly-scheduled news conference Monday morning has been delayed.