WR Call­away reaches plea deal on drug ci­ta­tion

Sun Sentinel Palm Beach Edition - - SPORTS - By Edgar Thomp­son Staff writer

GAINESVILLE — 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 first­time of­fender cited for a small amount of mar­i­juana.

The ques­tion now is Call­away’s sta­tus for the Sept. 2 opener against Michi­gan. In two sea­sons, the ju­nior from Mi­ami has 89 catches for 1,399 yards and 11 touch­downs.

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.

“He’s go­ing through some things right now, and ob­vi­ously he’s been han­dling it well,” McEl­wain said last week.

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.

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