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NCAA denies the appeal of Gators’ quarterback Will Grier

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For one of the few times all season, something has not gone right with the Florida Gators.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the NCAA has decided to reject the appeal of Gators’ quarterback Will Grier. Grier will remain suspended until next Oct. 15, just before the team plays against Missouri.

Grier was suspended by the NCAA for use of a banned substance. Grier said it was an over-the-counter supplement and did not check with the Florida medical staff.

Sophomore Treon Harris is 3-1 since taking over the quarterbacking duties for the Gators.

The suspension will cost Grier the rest of this year, and it will make it difficult to compete for the starting job next season.

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