Former Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway’s drug test sample at the NFL combine reportedly came back diluted.
On Tuesday, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Callaway’s agent confirmed the player’s drug test sample was returned with the result. Callaway has told people close to him that he was “over-hydrated” and that he will address the issue with teams.
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
Later, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Callaway tested positive for marijuana.
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, who finished with 1,399 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns in college, was Florida’s top wide receiver during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He also displayed strong ability on special teams with 2 punt returns for touchdowns and another touchdown on a kickoff in his two-year college career.
But he never saw the field last fall because he was implicated in credit card fraud as part of a case that involved nine Florida players. Callaway had multiple other incidents in his time with the Gators.
“I mean, they already know I’m a good athlete. Just know I’m not a bad person,” he said at pro day. “I mean, I’ve just got to get, somebody’s just got to believe in me. … There’s only so much I can do. So whoever take[s] a shot with me, I’ll give it everything I’ve got. They ain’t going to be disappointed. So whoever don’t, then it is what it is.”
Callaway is already on his second agent after initially hiring Mel Bratton.
The 2018 NFL Draft takes place from Thursday to Saturday.