While Treon Harris readies for his second career start against Georgia (3:30 p.m., CBS), former Florida starting quarterback Will Grier continues to prepare an appeal of his one-year suspension for violating the NCAA’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Grier has not practiced with the Gators since the announcement of his calendar-year suspension Oct. 12.
“Right now, they’re collecting all the — there’s like these letters of appeals that have to go in together. I don’t know exactly when that happens. Shortly,” UF coach Jim McElwain said.
“And it’s a process from there. We’re working very closely, obviously, with his family and him to put everything that we can into the NCAA.”
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The Gators are hoping to have Grier’s suspension shortened, as the quarterback is slated to miss the rest of the 2015 season and the first six games of 2016.
Grier, a redshirt freshman, was 5-0 as Florida’s starter, emerging as a budding star with a comeback win over Tennessee and four first-half touchdowns in an upset over then-No. 3 Ole Miss.
“He’s taking care of a lot of things,” McElwain said. “There’s a pretty traumatic little deal he’s gone through there, right? He’ll be here. He’s still part of the team.”
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