Will Grier has taken a big step in hopes of getting his year-long suspension for performance-enhancing drug use reduced.
Grier filed his appeal to the NCAA on Wednesday with the hope he will be eligible to play at the start of the 2016 season, according to Andrew Spivey of Gator Country.
After testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, student-athletes are able to appeal their suspension on two grounds: 1) Grier can argue that the way his samples were collected was flawed or tainted in some way. 2) He can also say he wasn’t aware the supplement was not cleared by the NCAA. Grier’s appeal will likely be centered on the latter.
Staff at the University of Florida have stood behind Grier since he was given his punishment last month.
If his appeal is not successful, Grier will miss the first six games of the 2016 season.