UF star WR Callaway cited for marijuana possession
Published on Thursday, 5/18/17, at 12:12 p.m. Eastern.
Like I always say when it comes to college football, no news is good news this time of year.
Unfortunately for the Florida Gators, their star wide receiver is in the news today. And it’s not good.
Antonio Callaway, the junior wide receiver from Miami, was stopped Saturday at 12:50 a.m. Eastern by the Gainesville Police Department for a seatbelt violation. When the GPD officer smelled weed, he searched Callaway and 40-year-old passenger Kendrick Williams.
Seven grams of marijuana was found in Callaway’s pants, while another 5.4 grams was found in the car.
A court case is scheduled for June 6.
Callaway was listed as the No. 11 pick of the first round in Mel Kiper Jr.’s Way-Too-Early 2018 Mock Draft on ESPN.com last week. He’s basically been the only playmaker in UF’s offense the last two years.
As a sophomore in 2016, Callaway had 54 receptions for 721 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a rushing TD and a kickoff return for a TD while producing 1,068 all-purpose yards.
Callaway is the only player in UF history to score five different ways — kickoff return, punt return, rushing, receiving and passing.
This development might put Callaway’s status for the season opener in jeopardy. The Gators will take on Michigan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on September 2.
5Dimes currently has the Wolverines favored by 6.5 points. The offshore book has the Gators with 10/1 odds to win the SEC and 55/1 odds to win the College Football Playoff.