October 12, 2015 - Dave Miller
NCAA suspends Florida's Grier
Follow @Miller_Dave Florida quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the rest of the season for violating NCAA rules. The Gator tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The positive test has an automatic suspension of one calendar year from the NCAA, which would mean he would not be eligible to return until Florida's seventh game of the 2016 season. The test was the result of something the signal-caller took over the counter that he did not get approved by Florida trainers, according to Grier at Monday's news conference. The school plans to appeal the suspension. The Davidson, N.C., native has thrown for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns against just three interceptions this fall. Florida travels to LSU for a showdown of unbeatens on Saturday. Grier became the first Florida quarterback since Tim Tebow in 2009 to pass for more than 200 yards in three consecutive games, and his completion percentage (65.8) ranks first in the SEC. With Grier out, sophomore Treon Harris will likely start for head coach Jim McElwain's team. He started the season opener before giving way to Grier, but he was also suspended earlier this season for an undisclosed violation of team rules. Harris has appeared in two games this season and thrown for 269 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.