Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway and former quarterback Treon Harris were suspended from the school earlier this year for violation the school’s code of conduct policy. Now it looks like there might be a reason for their suspension.
Callaway is still suspended from playing, but has been practicing with the team while Harris announced his transfer a few weeks ago. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and Paula Lavigne reported that a woman accused the two of sexually assaulting her in December.
They obtained a letter from attorney John Clune that talked about the woman’s accusations. They claimed that the woman and witnesses would not attend Callaway’s student code hearing on Friday.
“This has been a difficult decision but as I previously indicated to you, the fact that UF has hired a football booster to adjudicate a sexual assault allegation against one of the team’s own football players is a fundamentally skewed process in which [the complainant] refuses to participate,” Clune wrote in letter sent Friday morning to UF deputy general counsel Amy Hass. “To be clear, [the complainant] remains very willing to participate in a fair and unbiased disciplinary process. Mr. Calloway’s behavior has had a great impact on her life and continuing as a student at UF is of great importance to her and her future.”
This could end up being a huge blow for the Gators as Callaway was the team’s leading receiver as a true freshman in 2016. He recorded 678 yards and four touchdowns while also returning two punts for touchdowns last season.
The Gators open the season on Sept. 3 against the UMass Minutemen.