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Florida's Will Grier suspended for calendar year after failed NCAA drug test

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This could become a long season for the Gators very quickly.

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In shocking news, Florida quarterback Will Grier will be suspended for the remainder of the 2015 football season for violating the NCAA's rules on performance-enhancing drugs.

Grier has been a huge part of No. 8 Florida's success this season, leading the offense to the tune of 1,204 yards and a 10-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio so far, with a completion rate of 65.8 percent.

It would appear that Treon Harris will take Grier's place under center for the time being. In limited action this season, Harris has thrown for 269 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, a 70.4% completion percentage and 55 rushing yards.

We will continue to update the story as we get more information.

Grier's test allegedly came back positive for Ligandrol. He supposedly bought it over the counter, and failed to check with anyone concerning its legality.

The university will appeal the suspension, although Grier's statement today would lead one to assume that there's not much left up in the air at this point.

As McMurphy reports, Grier is currently slated to be out of action for a full calendar year. He will also lose a year of eligibility, meaning that when Grier returns part way through the 2016 season, he will officially be classified as a redshirt junior.

Watch Grier address the media here.

Florida will not vacate any wins as a result of Grier's actions and suspension.

However, due to NCAA rules, Grier will lose a year of eligibility as a result of his positive test.

ESPN's McMurphy is now reporting that the substance Grier used was not Ligandrol.