Earlier this week, suspended Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway admitted to smoking marijuana and being high at the time of an alleged sexual assault during a student code of conduct hearing. Now it seems the Gators are going to keep an eye on their star receiver going into the 2016 season.
Head coach Jim McElwain talked about their plan to keep Callaway out of trouble and educate him on how to keep his nose clean this year.
“If there are some issues, find help,” McElwain said. “If it becomes habitual, then there are some consequences. At the same time, through the stuff we do, through the education piece, I’m here to help him. And I’m here to make sure if there’s something there that isn’t a one-off, but obviously is something that is going to be a huge problem, which you’re obviously aware of some of the cases here over the years that have missed some things because of those details.”
The coach declined to comment on whether Callaway will be cleared to play the team’s season opener on Sept. 3 against UMass. He has been suspended from the team since early January, so there is no telling when the punishment will end.
Callaway recorded 684 yards and four touchdowns on offense while returning punts to 435 yards and two touchdowns.
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