Florida WR gets plea deal

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Florida wide re­ceiver An­to­nio Call­away has pleaded no con­test to mis­de­meanor pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia. Pros­e­cu­tors dropped a mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion charge as part of Mon­day’s plea deal, which State At­tor­ney Bill Cer­vone said was stan­dard for cases in­volv­ing small amounts of drugs. Call­away also was fined $301. Call­away, the team’s top play­maker, was cited on May 13 in Gainesville. He was a pas­sen­ger in a SUV that of­fi­cers pulled over for a seat­belt vi­o­la­tion. Po­lice said of­fi­cers smelled mar­i­juana in the SUV and found 7 grams of the drug in Call­away’s pocket. Call­away is en­ter­ing his ju­nior sea­son. In two years, he has 89 catches for 1,399 yards and 11 touch­downs. He was sus­pended last spring amid sex­ual bat­tery al­le­ga­tions. In court doc­u­ments, Call­away ad­mit­ted smok­ing mar­i­juana, though he was even­tu­ally cleared of the bat­tery al­le­ga­tion by a Ti­tle IX in­ves­ti­ga­tion. Florida Coach Jim McEl­wain hasn’t said whether Call­away will be sus­pended for the sea­son opener against Michi­gan on Sept. 2 at AT&T Sta­dium in Ar­ling­ton, Texas.

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