Florida QB Will Grier’s dad writes essay about PED violation
At this point, most know that Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the remainder of the season and part of the 2016 season due to a violation of the NCAA’s policy for performance-enhancing drugs.
As Grier and Florida wait on a decision on their appeal, Grier’s father, Chad, wrote about the shocking news in a first-person essay on SportingNews.com released Wednesday.
“His story is not mine to tell. But I do know the facts. I do know that his mistake was one of naivete, not of malice,” Chad Grier wrote. “I do know that he had no idea that he had done anything he thought was wrong, let alone the NCAA. If and when he’s ready, he’ll fill in the blanks.”
It is still unknown what substance Grier tested positive for, but he said it was an “over-the-counter supplement that had something in it.”
Chad went on to write that he is still very proud of his son and how he has handled the situation.
“When I saw my son walk to that podium to tell a room full of adults that he was sorry for his mistake, I knew that Will had used the game to become a better man,” he wrote.