Florida football: Jim McElwain gives update on Antonio Callaway
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As of right now, Florida coach Jim McElwain said he doesn’t anticipate wide receiver Antonio Callaway — or any other player, for that matter — to sit out the Gators’ Sept. 2 season opener against Michigan in Arlington, Texas.
“Everybody is doing a great job. I don’t anticipate it,” McElwain said. “But there’s still some requirements on everybody to see where we’ll be at going into the Michigan game, and obviously that’ll be answered when we go into game week.”
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Callaway was cited for possession of marijuana during a May 13 traffic stop while riding with an older man with a lengthy rap sheet. The junior pled no contest to possession of paraphernalia and was fined $301 last month, but his status for the season opener against Michigan remains uncertain.
McElwain declined to say anything definitive on the matter during SEC Media Days last month, reiterating that Callaway was doing what was asked of him behind the scenes.
Callaway is Florida’s leading returning receiver, with 1,399 career receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He is the only player in Gators football history to score a touchdown in five ways (receiving, rushing, passing, kickoff return, punt return).