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Report: Florida QB Will Grier Files Appeal Against 1-Year NCAA Suspension

Florida quarterback Will Grier was hit with a one-year suspension by the NCAA last month due to using performance-enhancing drugs. According to GatorCountry.com, Grier has filed his appeal of the ban. 

Grier is facing a 12-month ban from intercollegiate sports for his positive test, a suspension that would keep him off the field for the remainder of this season as well as the first six games of the 2016 season.

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Upon testing positive, the athlete has 45 days to file documents that will be used in the appeals process. Hiring outside counsel, which Grier did, typically sets back the process as the athlete and their representation gather all of the necessary paperwork and documentation needed to argue their appeal to the NCAA committee.

Sources told Gator Country that the University of Florida, Jim McElwain, Jeremy Foley and the UAA have been behind Grier since the beginning of this process and continue to support him throughout the appeals process.

Grier is being represented by the law firm Morgan and Morgan, and one of the attorneys handling the case is a UF alum and the father of Florida punter Johnny Townsend. 

If Grier doesn't win the appeal or have his suspension shortened, he'll miss the first six games of Florida's 2016 season.