Will Grier Files Appeal Of Year-Long Suspension

    Will Grier has filed an appeal of his year-long suspension with the NCAA. If he wins, he'll be reinstated beginning of next season.

    November 4, 2015

    Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has officially filed an appeal of his year-long suspension handed down by the NCAA, according to Gator Country.

    The redshirt freshman threw for 1,202 yards and 10 touchdowns through six games before being suspended a week before Florida’s game against the LSU Tigers on Oct. 12.

    Grier is being represented by Morgan & Morgan and UF law graduate Clay Townsend.

    If the appeal is denied, Grier would be forced to miss the rest of this season and the first six games of next season, too. If it’s successful, Grier would be eligible to play at the beginning of the 2016 season.

    An athlete has 45 days to file an appeal after testing positive for a banned substance. Grier will be arguing his knowledge of taking the banned substance. The following according to Gator Country:

    In October, a somber Grier admitted to taking a supplement. That takes the first argument off the table and Grier’s approach will be on knowledge grounds. This means that Grier will need to show that he did not know nor did he have a reasonable expectation of knowing that somebody else was giving him the banned substance, or that a school official incorrectly told him it was acceptable.

    The Gators have gone 1-1 with quarterback Treon Harris since Grier was suspended. Florida lost to LSU by seven points, but beat Georgia 27-3.

    Harris will lead the Gators against Vanderbilt for the team’s homecoming game on Saturday.

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