Florida quarterback Will Grier suspended

Will Grier, LaTroy Lewis
Florida quarterback Will Grier (7) throws a pass as he is pressured by Tennessee defensive lineman LaTroy Lewis (4) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says Florida quarterback Will Grier has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NCAA’s policy on banned drugs.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the decision. Grier is considering an appeal.

The eighth-ranked Gators (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) have a news conference Monday afternoon and are expected to announce Grier’s suspension.

Grier, a freshman, has started the last five games for the Gators and would have started Saturday at No. 6 LSU (5-0, 3-0). Sophomore Treon Harris is expected to start in his place.

Grier is the first Florida quarterback to pass for more than 200 yards in three consecutive games since Tim Tebow in 2009. Grier has completed 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,204 yards, with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions.

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