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Jim McElwain stays mum on Antonio Callaway's status for Michigan

Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway makes a catch at Jesuit High School in Tampa on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, as the Gators practiced for the Outback Bowl against Iowa. (CHARLIE KAIJO   |   Times)

Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway makes a catch at Jesuit High School in Tampa on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, as the Gators practiced for the Outback Bowl against Iowa. (CHARLIE KAIJO | Times)

HOOVER, Ala. — Gators coach Jim McElwain said little Tuesday about the status of wide receiver Antonio Callaway for the season opener against Michigan. The question remains whether Callaway will face a possible marijuana-related suspension.

Callaway was cited on a complaint of marijuana possession back in May, according to an Alachua County court record. Before that, Callaway was suspended last spring during a sexual assault allegation for which he was ultimately found not responsible. During a hearing for that case, Callaway said he was high on marijuana at the time of the incident.

The University of Florida's marijuana policy calls for a suspension for two failed drug tests, but, technically, that doesn't apply to Callaway because he didn't fail any tests (as far as is publicly known).

During a media scrum at SEC media days with a small group of journalists who cover the Gators, McElwain was twice asked about Callaway's status for Michigan, but offered little, other than to say, "He's going through some things right now, and so far he has been doing a good job."

A junior from Miami, Callaway is one of the Gators' most explosive offensive weapons. Last season, he caught 54 passes for 721 yards and three touchdowns.

Jim McElwain stays mum on Antonio Callaway's status for Michigan 07/11/17 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2:58pm]
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