Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for a year after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances! This means he won’t be able to return until the end of the 2016 season — yikes!
Will Grier, 20, failed a drug test which is in direct violation of NCAA rules. The famous quarterback admitted during a news conference on Oct. 12 that he did take an “over-the-counter supplement.” He claims it was an innocent mistake but the positive test result means he’s banned from the team for an entire calendar year.
“I took an over-the-counter supplement that had something in it,” Will admitted. “I did not check with the medical staff before taking it. I hope that people can learn from this, learn from my mistake. I’m really sorry to everyone, just really sorry.” Even though he won’t be able to play, he will be eligible to practice with the team.
“It’s something he feels horrible about,”Coach Jim McElwain said. “It’s an honest mistake, and yet can be prevented by checking with our medical staff. This is a mistake we’ll learn from. Everybody knows the policy, you police yourself. You’re no different. You either do or you don’t. … Before you even take cough medicine, you’ve got to check with the medical staff to allow you to be able to [take it].”
Will was on the path to greatness. He was the first quarterback since Tim Tebow to pass more than 200 yards in three games, according to ESPN. In the meantime, Treon Harris will fill in for Will for the remainder of this season. He was actually suspended from the team in October of 2014 for accusations of sexual assault … um, what?! He was never found guilty and the accusations were eventually dropped.
HollywoodLifers, was it right for Will to be suspended?
— Chloe Melas