Florida receiver Antonio Callaway finds himself in the news for the wrong reasons as the rising junior has reportedly been cited for marijuana possession over the weekend. The incident reportedly took place late Saturday night.
One of the Gators most outstanding returning players, Callaway is expected to be one of the anchors of the 2017 Florida team. No doubt, Florida head coach Jim McElwain likely woke up Sunday morning to one of the dreaded offseason phone calls that no coach wants to receive after hearing this news.
Per a report by Matt Baker of The Tampa Bay Times, Callaway was not arrested but only cited for having just over 12 grams of marijuana in his possession, this according to Alachua County court records. Callaway was in a car with another person, Kendrick Williams, when police discovered the drugs. Both Callaway and Williams claimed the drugs.
In his two years on campus, Callaway has caught 89 passes for 1,399 yards and seven touchdowns. While those numbers may not jump off the page, he’s been dealing with inconsistent, at best, quarterback play and an average offensive line during the last two seasons. If Florida can finally settle on a quarterback and the offensive line continues to take strides, Callaway is poised to have a huge 2017 season. Provided, of course, he stays out of trouble leading up to the season.