WR Callaway reaches plea deal on drug citation
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.