Florida star wide receiver Antonio Callaway is facing disciplinary action from the school and the football program after being cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession this past weekend.

Update: Callaway cited for marijuana possession

By Robbie Andreu Staff writer
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:07 PM

UPDATED (7 p.m.): Florida star wide receiver Antonio Callaway is facing disciplinary action from the school and the football program after being cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession this past weekend.

“Coach (Jim) McElwain is aware of it and it is being dealt with,” UF spokesman Steve McClain said Thursday.

McElwain expressed his disappointment when meeting members of the media before speaking at the Pinellas County Gator Club on Thursday night in Clearwater.

"I'm just really disappointed," McElwain said, according to 24/7Sports. "I'm aware of it and everything, and we'll handle it accordingly.

"At the same time, there's another opportunity to learn. There's another opportunity to educate. We'll get it handled."

McElwain would not give details on what disciplinary action Callaway is facing and whether it might affect his status for the opener against Michigan.

“It's just like your own kids," McElwain said. "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."

Callaway, a junior, was cited early Saturday morning after a vehicle in which he was a passenger was pulled over and the officer smelled marijuana, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

A bag containing about seven grams of marijuana was found in Callaway's front pocket.

Marijuana was also found on another passenger, 40-year-old Kendrick Williams. Williams and Callaway admitted the marijuana belonged to them, according to the report. Williams and Callaway were sitting in the back seat of the 2014 Mercedes SUV, police said. GPD spokesman Ben Tobias told The Sun UF junior tight end C'yontai Lewis was the driver. Lewis was not mentioned in the police report. The SUV is owned by another individual, Tobias said.

He has a June 6 court date.

Williams has an extensive arrest record that includes convictions for criminal mischief in 2002, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana in 2006 and two counts of battery in 2007. Several other cases were dropped or transferred to other courts.

Callaway was the Gators' leading receiver this past season with 54 catches for 721 yards and three touchdowns. He is considered UF's most dynamic offensive weapon.

Callaway was suspended from school last spring while being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. He was cleared and returned to school last summer. During the investigation, Callaway told investigators that he was high on marijuana at the time of the alleged assault and was so stoned he had no interest in having sex.

Sun news staff writer Cindy Swirko contributed to this report. Contact Robbie Andreu at 352-374-5022 or robbie.andreu@gvillesun.com. Also check out Andreu's blog at Gatorsports.com.






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