Will Grier's dad: 'Mistake was one of naivete, not of malice'
The father of Florida quarterback Will Grier wrote that his son's positive drug test was a mistake "of naivete, not of malice."
Grier's father, Chad, made his remarks in a first-person essay on the Sporting News' website, here.
The elder Grier said he is still proud of his son, who violated the NCAA's policy on performance-enhancing drugs and has been suspended for a year, barring UF's appeal.
"His story is not mine to tell," Chad Grier wrote. "But I do know the facts. I do know that his mistake was one of naivete, not of malice. I do know that he had no idea that he had done anything he thought was wrong, let alone the NCAA. If and when he's ready, he'll fill in the blanks."
It's still unknown what substance triggered Grier's positive test. He said Monday that he took an over-the-counter supplement without checking with the school's staff.