UF star receiver Antonio Callaway’s May 13 citation for marijuana finally has been resolved. On Monday, Callaway pled no contest to possession of paraphernalia and was fined $301, according to Alachua State Attorney Bill Cervone. Cervone told the Orlando Sentinel that Callaway’s agreement is standard operating procedure for a first-time offender cited for a small amount of marijuana. The question now is Callaway’s status for the Sept. 2 opener against Michigan. Last Tuesday at SEC Media Days, UF coach Jim McElwain said he has yet to decide whether he will suspend the team’s top offensive player after his second marijuana-related incident. Callaway is making his case for leniency from his coach. “He's going through some things right now, and obviously he's been handling it well,” McElwain said last week. “We'll continue to see how that goes.” Callaway was cited for marijuana possession (fewer than 20 grams) while he was a passenger in the car of Kendrick Williams, a 40-year-old Gainesville man with a history of brushes with the law. Callaway, a Miami native, admitted last August during a Title IX hearing at UF he was high on marijuana during an alleged sexual assault in January 2016. Callaway was suspended last spring amid the allegations, but he eventually was found not responsible during the hearing.
Gators WR Antonio Callaway reaches plea deal following May drug incident
Orlando Sentinel | Jul 17