Florida coach Jim McElwain announced Antonio Callaway wouldn’t be practicing with the team this spring, but the suspended receiver’s attorney believes the punishment is unjust.
While neither McElwain nor Florida has announced what led to the decision, Callaway’s attorney Huntley Johnson claims it was due to a violation of the school’s Student Code of Conduct, according to Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.
“There is no good reason why this investigation has not been closed,” Johnson wrote, although he too didn’t provide details of the violation. “This allegation has no merit.”
Callaway set a Florida freshman record with a team-leading 678 receiving yards. He also added four receiving touchdowns and a pair of punt return touchdowns, including one in the SEC Championship against Alabama.
Florida is also without quarterback Treon Harris, who was similarly suspended without McElwain or UF providing further details. It is unknown yet if the suspensions are related.