Will Grier has been suspended for the remainder of the year. Multiple outlets are reporting the Florida quarterback failed a PED test. The details now appear to be sorted out — earlier, one ESPN reporter said it was an unnamed, unapproved over-the-counter issue, which is what Grier said in the press conference. It’s now being reported that the substance was ligandrol.
The Gators are denying it was ligandrol, but they refuse to say what the drug was.
[UPDATE: The Gator Zone claims Grier only gained 20 pounds at Florida in his first year, and also says the over-the-counter drug was not ligandrol.]
Nevertheless, given that this is now out there, it’s natural to look back and try to find out whether Grier had a discernible change in physique. As it turns out, there’s a story from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (which was aggregated from this College Spun post on a tweet from a Jacksonville radio host) from this August that claimed Grier put on 43 pounds between arriving on campus and a year later as a redshirt freshman:
This doesn’t appear to be beer and Taco Bell weight. Perhaps some more light will be shed on the background of this situation later, but it’s more likely that there will be a bunch of conflicting reports, and everyone will be left to draw their own conclusions.
Another weird wrinkle to the story is that there was apparently a post on a message board foreshadowing the failed test:
The plot thickens.