Florida Football: Antonio Callaway Pleads No Contest To Marijuana Charge

The Florida football program will now have a decision to make on what to do with Gators star Antonio Callaway.

On Monday, the Orlando Sentinal reported that he entered a plea of no contest to misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges. Charges for marijuana possession were dropped as part of a plea deal, which is customary in occurrences that involve small amounts of a substance.

Callaway was forced to pay a fine of $301, and is still subject to disciplinary action by the university.

On May 13, the Callaway was the passenger in an SUV that was pulled over by police for a seatbelt violation. When police arrived stood by the vehicle, the smelled a strong odor of marijuana, and found seven grams of the substance in Callaway’s pocket.

Callaway has been the Gators leading receiver over the past two seasons. With 89 receptions totaling 1,399 yards and 11 touchdowns, Callaway figured to be the go-to receiver for the Gators this season. They open the year against the Michigan Wolverines, possibly their toughest out-of-conference matchup all season.

It will be up to coach Jim McElwain and his staff to decide what punishment, if any, Callaway will be subject to.

They have yet to issue a decision on the matter.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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