People are often judged by the company they keep, and if Florida WR Antonio Callaway wants to change the way people see him, he may need to find some new friends.
After it was reported that the star Gator was cited for marijuana possession over the weekend, it came out that he was cited alongside 40-year-old Kendrick Lamount Williams, who apparently has quite a lengthy rap sheet in the Gainesville area.
Williams has a long criminal history, according to a search of the Alachua County court’s website, with charges ranging from several traffic violations to cocaine possession and marijuana possession to a charge of molesting a child between the ages of 12 and 16 that was transferred to another court in 2007.
Florida coach Jim McElwain told 247Sports that he was disappointed in Callaway’s actions and the company he keeps:
“We’ll get everything handled,” he said. “I’m just really disappointed. And it’s one of those things because these guys, they’re truly like my kids. And those are the things that, you know, costly situations that come up that we constantly talk and yet at the same time there’s choices. But like I said, just really disappointed.
“You talk to them about the people you’re around with, the people they’re around. That’s not something that you probably want associated with your brand. But the flip side of that is, like I said, it’s something that we’re aware of and we’ll get it handled.”
Florida has suspended other players — notably RBs Jordan Scarlett and Mark Thompson — for similar citations in the past, but a punishment for Callaway has yet to be announced.
If he is suspended for one game, he’ll miss Florida’s season opener against the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, Sept. 2, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.