End of an era: Antonio Callaway leaving the Gators
Former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway is going pro, according to a tweet from Neil Stratton of Inside the League.
Callaway, who would have been a junior during the 2017 football season, did not play for the Gators after being suspended indefinitely.
He has now reportedly signed with Mel Bratton, an agent from the MB5 Sports Group, and is preparing to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Callaway was — by far — Florida’s biggest offensive threat in 2015 and 2016. He led the Gators with 89 catches for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns over that two-year span.
Despite being stellar on the field as a freshman, and then as a sophomore, Callaway’s many off-the-field issues have been a concern.
Not only was he one of nine players involved in a felony credit card fraud scheme — which kept him from playing this season — but Callaway also was involved in an investigation for an alleged sexual assault in 2015.
He was cleared of any wrongdoing in that case, but admitted to an investigator that he was “too high” to have sex with the accuser, a report from 247Sports’ GatorBait.net noted.
Callaway was later cited for marijuana possession.
— Neil Stratton (@InsideTheLeague) December 7, 2017