Former Florida Gators wide receiver Antonio Callaway just can’t seem to get out of his own way.
After spending a year away from football due to his involvement in a credit card fraud case, Callaway declared for the NFL Draft. Callaway was actually a star at the combine and preached his maturity after several issues while at Florida.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Former Florida WR Antonio Callaway — who some considered as talented as any WR in this draft — tested positive for marijuana at the combine, NFL sources told ESPN.
Callaway’s new agent Malki Kawa said it was for a diluted sample. Callaway hired Kawa about two weeks ago.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2018
Callaway’s new agent Malki Kawa stated that the positive test was for a diluted sample.
If the failed test proves true, many teams will likely pass on the skilled wideout. Prior to last season, Callaway was projected as a mid-first round pick. Now it seems more likely that Callaway won’t hear his name called at all.
Callaway has had multiple instances of marijuana use, a sexual assualt case (which he was cleared from), and the credit card fraud case during his three year tenure in Gainesville.
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Update Per Ian Rapoport:
A talented player teams have been doing homework on is #Florida WR Antonio Callaway. Through his agent, Callaway confirmed his drug test sample at the NFL Combine came back diluted. Callaway has told those close to him he was over-hydrated and will address the issue with teams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 24, 2018
Rapoport provided an update after speaking with Callaway on Wednesday:
Just spoke with remorseful #UF WR Antonio Callaway regarding his drug test at the Combine. He said he smoked weeks before but vowed “I take full responsibility for everything.” Callaway said Antonio Brown counseled him “There is too much opportunity to be messing up.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2018