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.”
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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