Florida quarterback Will Grier, currently serving a one-year suspension following a failed drug test last month, is currently waiting to hear word from the NCAA on his appeal to the suspension. On Monday, Grier filed paperwork and had a conference call with NCAA officials in the final steps of his appeals process. The rest is now in the hands of the NCAA offices.
“We have worked diligently on the investigation and appeal and we, along with all of the Gator Nation, look forward to Will’s return to eligibility as soon as possible,” Orlando attorney Clay Townsend wrote, according to The Orlando Sentinel. “When the NCAA’s decision is rendered, we will issue a statement. I have no further comment at this time as to the conference, its substance, procedures or attendees.
“Will is a great athlete, a good person and a significant contributor to the Gators winning the SEC East. Will and his family are grateful for everyone’s support.”
Grier was suspended for a violation of NCAA rules regarding a banned substance. Grier claims he took the supplement from an over-the-counter product and says he was unaware the substance he took was on the banned list issued by the NCAA. The suspension, if upheld, would not expire until after the first six games of the 2016 season.