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The NCAA suspended Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier for an entire year for testing positive for an over-the-counter drug. The unknown drug is on the list of banned “performance enhancing” substances. Grier is not eligible to return until the 7th game of the 2016 season.
A visibly upset Grier made a public statement saying:
“I took an over-the-counter supplement that had something in it…I did not check with the medical staff…before taking it…(cough)…I really hope that people can learn from this, learn from my mistake. I’m really…really sorry to everyone…just really sorry.”
Gators head coach Jim McElwain didn’t seem to have much sympathy for his player, saying:
“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].”
Treon Harris will take Grier’s place. Harris is not without his own disciplinary issues. He and a teammate were suspended one game just last month for an undisclosed violation and he was suspended last year (2014 season) for in response to a sexual battery allegation that was later dropped by the accuser.
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